Chad

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Official Name
Republic of Chad, République du Tchad
Population
11,227,000
National Languages
French, Standard Arabic
Literacy Rate
24% (2011 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
American Sign Language, Hausa (100,000)
Deaf Population
7,000
General References
Barreteau and Newman 1978; Bender 2000; Bendor-Samuel and Hartell 1989; Boyeldieu 1977; Caprile 1977; Doornbos and Bender 1983; Jungraithmayr 1981; LeRouvreur 1989
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Chad is 133. Of these, 130 are living and 3 are extinct. Of the living languages, 10 are institutional, 38 are developing, 53 are vigorous, 19 are in trouble, and 10 are dying.