Namibia

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Namibia
A country in Africa
The number of individual languages listed for Namibia is 27. All are living languages. Of these, 22 are indigenous and 5 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 6 are institutional, 10 are developing, 8 are vigorous, and 3 are in trouble.
Official Name
Republic of Namibia
Population

2,436,000 (2016 World Factbook)

Principal Languages
English
Literacy Rate
91% (2016 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Luchazi (1,000), Nyemba (9,540), Xiri (100)
International Conventions
ACHPR (1992), CPPDCE (2006), CSICH (2007), ICCPR (1994), UNDRIP (2007)
General References
Brenzinger 1998, Campbell and King 2011, Güldemann 1998, Güldemann 2003, Güldemann and Vossen 2000, Haacke and Elderkin 1997, Maho 1998, Stanley 1968
Deaf Population
8300
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Namibia is 27. All are living languages. Of these, 22 are indigenous and 5 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 6 are institutional, 10 are developing, 8 are vigorous, and 3 are in trouble.
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