Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka
A country in Asia
The number of individual languages listed for Sri Lanka is 7. All are living languages. Of these, 5 are indigenous and 2 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 3 are institutional, 1 is developing, 1 is vigorous, 1 is in trouble, and 1 is dying.
Official Name
Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Population

20,175,000 (2015 UNDESA)

Principal Languages
English, Sinhala, Tamil
Literacy Rate
93% (2015 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Bengali (18,100), Gujarati (81,100), Hindi (36,300), Malayalam (648,000), Telugu (182,000)
Deaf Population
73,340
General References
Campbell and King 2011, Gair 1998, Voegelin and Voegelin 1977
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Sri Lanka is 7. All are living languages. Of these, 5 are indigenous and 2 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 3 are institutional, 1 is developing, 1 is vigorous, 1 is in trouble, and 1 is dying.