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Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Language Stats

Definitions

STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Languages Spanish 2008
Linguistic diversity index 0.053 2009 173th out of 200
Spanish speakers 6.89 million 1995 9th out of 16
Spanish speakers per 1000 863.13 1995 11th out of 16
Spanish status National language. Bible 1553-1979. 1979

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; Wikipedia: Linguistic diversity index (Rankings by country) (UNESCO World Report – Investing in Cultural Diversity and Intercultural Dialogue); Ethnologue; Ethnologue. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

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