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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

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