Nigeria

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Nigeria
A country in Africa
The number of individual languages listed for Nigeria is 527. Of these, 520 are living and 7 are extinct. Of the living languages, 20 are institutional, 77 are developing, 353 are vigorous, 27 are in trouble, and 43 are dying.
Official Name
Federal Republic of Nigeria, Jamhuriyar Tarayyar Nijeriya
Population

172,713,000 (2013 census)

Principal Languages
English
Literacy Rate
50% (2010 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
American Sign Language, Bagirmi, Klao, Mbay, Mpade, Ngambay, Pana
General References
Bendor-Samuel and Hartell 1989; Bendor-Samuel, Hansford and Standford 1976; Blench 1992, 2003, 2011; Connell 1994; Crozier and Blench 1992; Dimmendaal and Voeltz 2007
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Nigeria is 527. Of these, 520 are living and 7 are extinct. Of the living languages, 20 are institutional, 77 are developing, 353 are vigorous, 27 are in trouble, and 43 are dying.
Products
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