Mauritania

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Official Name
Islamic Republic of Mauritania, République Islamique de Mauritanie
Population
3,076,000
National Languages
Standard Arabic
Literacy Rate
51% (2010 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
American Sign Language, Bambara, Korean (60,000), Tamashek
General References
Applegate 1970; Gerteiny 1967; Welmers 1971
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Mauritania is 8. All are living languages. Of these, 3 are institutional, 3 are developing, 1 is in trouble, and 1 is dying.