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Morocco

Morocco Language Stats

Definitions

STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Languages Arabic (official), Berber dialects, French often the language of business, government, and diplomacy 2008
Linguistic diversity index 0.466 2009 95th out of 200
Major language(s) Arabic and Berber (official), French, Spanish 2013
Spanish speakers 20,000 1993 1st out of 2
Spanish speakers per 1000 0.769 1993 2nd out of 2
Spanish status 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); British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; 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.

Citation

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