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People > Immigration > Cultural Diversity Index: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: The probability that two individuals selected at random from a country speak a very different language. A high score of close to 1 indicates that many unrelated languages are spoken. A score of close to 0 means that few languages are spoken, and / or that the spoken languages are similar to one another. For more information, please refer to Fearon (see citation).

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Cameroon 0.733 2003
2 Chad 0.727 2003
3 Afghanistan 0.679 2003
4 India 0.667 2003
5 Bolivia 0.662 2003
6 Nigeria 0.66 2003
7 United Arab Emirates 0.65 2003
8 Uganda 0.647 2003
9 Liberia 0.644 2003
10 Democratic Republic of the Congo 0.628 2003
11 Kyrgyzstan 0.624 2003
12 Kazakhstan 0.62 2003
13 Togo 0.602 2003
14 Kenya 0.601 2003
15 Niger 0.6 2003
16 Mali 0.59 2003
17 Namibia 0.589 2003
18 Guinea-Bissau 0.568 2003
=19 Tanzania 0.564 2003
=19 Malaysia 0.564 2003
21 Ethiopia 0.562 2003
22 Cote d'Ivoire 0.557 2003
23 Fiji 0.553 2003
24 Gambia 0.548 2003
=25 Nepal 0.542 2003
=25 Iran 0.542 2003
27 Kuwait 0.54 2003
28 Sierra Leone 0.534 2003
29 South Africa 0.53 2003
30 Indonesia 0.522 2003
31 Bhutan 0.518 2003
32 Central African Republic 0.511 2003
33 Peru 0.506 2003
34 Canada 0.499 2003
35 Guatemala 0.493 2003
=36 Tajikistan 0.492 2003
=36 Estonia 0.492 2003
38 Guinea 0.49 2003
39 Ecuador 0.48 2003
40 Belgium 0.462 2003
=41 Bahrain 0.46 2003
=41 Guyana 0.46 2003
43 Mauritius 0.448 2003
44 Uzbekistan 0.442 2003
45 Latvia 0.441 2003
46 Mexico 0.434 2003
47 Republic of Macedonia 0.432 2003
48 Thailand 0.431 2003
49 Burma 0.419 2003
50 Switzerland 0.418 2003
51 Saudi Arabia 0.413 2003
=52 Georgia 0.404 2003
=52 Oman 0.404 2003
=52 Djibouti 0.404 2003
55 Senegal 0.402 2003
56 Moldova 0.401 2003
57 Benin 0.4 2003
58 Eritrea 0.398 2003
=59 Ghana 0.388 2003
=59 Singapore 0.388 2003
61 Sri Lanka 0.386 2003
62 Gabon 0.382 2003
63 Trinidad and Tobago 0.38 2003
64 New Zealand 0.363 2003
65 Morocco 0.36 2003
66 Cyprus 0.359 2003
67 Iraq 0.355 2003
68 Burkina Faso 0.354 2003
69 Turkmenistan 0.328 2003
70 Russia 0.311 2003
71 Turkey 0.299 2003
72 Malawi 0.294 2003
73 Slovakia 0.293 2003
74 Somalia 0.29 2003
75 Pakistan 0.289 2003
76 Mozambique 0.285 2003
77 Mauritania 0.272 2003
78 United States 0.271 2003
79 Romania 0.265 2003
80 Spain 0.263 2003
81 Lithuania 0.259 2003
82 Ukraine 0.258 2003
83 France 0.251 2003
84 Bulgaria 0.25 2003
85 Israel 0.246 2003
86 Angola 0.242 2003
87 Algeria 0.237 2003
88 Syria 0.235 2003
89 Belarus 0.228 2003
90 Mongolia 0.227 2003
91 Vietnam 0.21 2003
92 Lebanon 0.195 2003
93 Madagascar 0.192 2003
=94 Sweden 0.189 2003
=94 Zambia 0.189 2003
96 Azerbaijan 0.187 2003
=97 Hungary 0.185 2003
=97 Croatia 0.185 2003
99 El Salvador 0.18 2003
100 Slovenia 0.17 2003
101 Taiwan 0.169 2003
102 Panama 0.168 2003
=103 Chile 0.167 2003
=103 Honduras 0.167 2003
105 Botswana 0.161 2003
106 Ireland 0.157 2003
107 China 0.154 2003
108 Cambodia 0.15 2003
109 Australia 0.147 2003
110 Swaziland 0.143 2003
=111 Bangladesh 0.141 2003
=111 Zimbabwe 0.141 2003
113 Finland 0.132 2003
114 Denmark 0.128 2003
115 Libya 0.127 2003
116 Armenia 0.124 2003
117 Philippines 0.116 2003
118 Austria 0.1 2003
119 Norway 0.098 2003
120 Nicaragua 0.095 2003
121 Germany 0.09 2003
122 Albania 0.082 2003
=123 Costa Rica 0.078 2003
=123 Yemen 0.078 2003
125 Netherlands 0.077 2003
126 Czech Republic 0.064 2003
127 Lesotho 0.057 2003
128 Greece 0.05 2003
129 Jordan 0.049 2003
130 Poland 0.041 2003
=131 Portugal 0.04 2003
=131 Italy 0.04 2003
=131 Burundi 0.04 2003
134 Paraguay 0.039 2003
135 Tunisia 0.033 2003
136 Jamaica 0.027 2003
=137 Colombia 0.02 2003
=137 Venezuela 0.02 2003
=137 Laos 0.02 2003
=137 Cuba 0.02 2003
=137 Brazil 0.02 2003
142 Japan 0.012 2003
143 South Korea 0.004 2003
144 North Korea 0.002 2003
=145 Dominican Republic 0.0 2003
=145 Rwanda 0.0 2003
=145 Argentina 0.0 2003
=145 Haiti 0.0 2003
=145 Uruguay 0.0 2003
=145 Egypt 0.0 2003

Citation

"Countries Compared by People > Immigration > Cultural Diversity Index. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", Ethnic and Cultural Diversity By Country. James D. Faeron. Journal of Economic Growth, 8, 195-222, 2003, p. 215 ff. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/People/Immigration/Cultural-Diversity-Index

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