Language of the Day for 15 January 2022


Bilen [byn]

A language of
Population Full
116,000 (2020).
5 (Developing).
Language Use
Home. Used by all. Positive attitudes. Many also use Arabic [ara], especially in the code-switching of the younger population. Also use Kunama [kun]. Also use Nara [nrb]. Also use Tigré [tig], by 70% of the Muslim population. Also use Tigrigna [tir], by 60% of the Christian population.
Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Females: 40%. Taught in primary schools. Literature. Periodicals. Radio. Videos. Dictionary. Grammar. Texts. NT: 2018.