Nigeria

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Nigeria
A country in Africa
The number of individual languages listed for Nigeria is 525. Of these, 517 are living and 8 are extinct. Of the living languages, 507 are indigenous and 10 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 19 are institutional, 76 are developing, 299 are vigorous, 81 are in trouble, and 42 are dying.
Official Name
Federal Republic of Nigeria
Population Full

186,000,000 (2017 World Bank)

Principal Languages
English
Literacy Rate
60% (2016 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
American Sign Language, Bagirmi, Klao, Mbay, Mpade, Ngambay, Pana
International Conventions
ACHPR (1983), CDE (1969), CPPDCE (2008), CSICH (2005), ICCPR (1993), UNDRIP (2007)
General References
Bendor-Samuel and Hartell 1989, Blench 1992, Blench 2003, Blench 2011, Blench et al 2015, Campbell and King 2011, Connell 1994, Crozier and Blench 1992, Dimmendaal and Voeltz 2007, Hansford et al 1976, Hon et al 2014, Nengel 1999
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Nigeria is 525. Of these, 517 are living and 8 are extinct. Of the living languages, 507 are indigenous and 10 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 19 are institutional, 76 are developing, 299 are vigorous, 81 are in trouble, and 42 are dying.
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