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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Language Stats

Definitions

  • Languages: A rank ordering of languages starting with the largest and sometimes includes the percent of total population speaking that language.
  • Languages > Note: This entry provides a rank ordering of languages starting with the largest and sometimes includes the percent of total population speaking that language.
  • Linguistic diversity index: LDI.
  • Major language(s): Country major languages.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
English status Bible 1535-1989. 1989
Languages Sinhala (official and national language) 74%, Tamil (national language) 18%, other 8%; note: English is commonly used in government and is spoken competently by about 10% of the population 2008
Languages > A note English is commonly used in government and is spoken competently by about 10% of the population 2003
Languages > Note English is commonly used in government and is spoken competently by about 10% of the population 2011
Linguistic diversity index 0.313 2009 120th out of 200
Major language(s) Sinhala, Tamil, English 2013

Citation

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