Nigeria

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Official Name
Federal Republic of Nigeria
Population
140,432,000
National Languages
English
Literacy Rate
50% (2010 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
American Sign Language, Bagirmi, Klao, Mbay, Mpade, Ngambay, Pana
Deaf Institutions
22
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 529. Of these, 522 are living and 7 are extinct. Of the living languages, 22 are institutional, 80 are developing, 358 are vigorous, 20 are in trouble, and 42 are dying.