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Pakistan

Pakistan Language Stats

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STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
English status Mainly second language speakers in Pakistan. Official language. Bible 1535-1989. 1989
Languages Punjabi 48%, Sindhi 12%, Siraiki (a Punjabi variant) 10%, Pashtu 8%, Urdu (official) 8%, Balochi 3%, Hindko 2%, Brahui 1%, English (official; lingua franca of Pakistani elite and most government ministries), Burushaski and other 8% 2008
Linguistic diversity index 0.762 2009 37th out of 200
Major language(s) English, Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto, Balochi 2013

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