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Ethiopia

Ethiopia Language Stats

Definitions

STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
English status Language of higher education, many technical fields, and international communication. Official language. Bible 1535-1989. 1989
Languages Amarigna (Amharic) (official) 32.7%, Oromigna (official regional) 31.6%, Tigrigna (official regional) 6.1%, Somaligna 6%, Guaragigna 3.5%, Sidamigna 3.5%, Hadiyigna 1.7%, other 14.8%, English (official) (major foreign language taught in schools), Arabic (official) 1994
Linguistic diversity index 0.843 2009 26th out of 200
Major language(s) Amharic, Oromo, Tigrinya, Somali 2013

Citation

"Ethiopia Language Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Ethiopia/Language