Malaysia

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Malaysia
A country in Asia
The number of individual languages listed for Malaysia is 136. Of these, 134 are living and 2 are extinct. Of the living languages, 112 are indigenous and 22 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 11 are institutional, 6 are developing, 8 are vigorous, 93 are in trouble, and 16 are dying.
Population

30,098,000 (2014 census)

Principal Languages
English, Mandarin Chinese, Standard Malay
Literacy Rate
95% (2015 World Factbook)
Immigrant Languages
Burmese, Eastern Punjabi (56,400), Lamaholot (45,000), Malayalam (35,800), Rohingya, Sinhala (1,640), Sylheti, Telugu (39,000), Western Cham (12,000)
Deaf Population
29,500
General References
Boutin 1986, Boutin and Boutin 1985, Hudson 1978, King and King 1984, Kroeger 1985, Kroeger 1986, Moody and Walton 1984, Omar 1983, Prentice 1971, Prentice 1987, Rensch 2006, Rensch et al 2006, Salleh 2006, Soriente 2005, Wurm and Hattori 1981
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Malaysia is 136. Of these, 134 are living and 2 are extinct. Of the living languages, 112 are indigenous and 22 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 11 are institutional, 6 are developing, 8 are vigorous, 93 are in trouble, and 16 are dying.
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