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Turkey
A country in Asia
The number of individual languages listed for Turkey is 37. Of these, 36 are living and 1 is extinct. Of the living languages, 14 are indigenous and 22 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 3 are institutional, 16 are developing, 5 are vigorous, 10 are in trouble, and 2 are dying.
Official Name
Republic of Turkey
Population

78,152,000 (2015 census)

Principal Languages
Turkish
Literacy Rate
95% (2015 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic (25,000), Avar, Bosnian (101,000), Chaldean Neo-Aramaic, Chechen (101,000), Dargwa, Gagauz (418,000), Iranian Persian (618,000), Karakalpak (74,000), Lezgi (1,200), North Levantine Spoken Arabic (1,130,000), Northern Uzbek, Ossetic (37,000), Spanish (1,130)
Deaf Population
316,840
General References
Andrews 1989, Campbell and King 2011, Comrie 1987, Izadi 1992, Sebeok 1963, Sebeok 1970
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Turkey is 37. Of these, 36 are living and 1 is extinct. Of the living languages, 14 are indigenous and 22 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 3 are institutional, 16 are developing, 5 are vigorous, 10 are in trouble, and 2 are dying.
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