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Zambian Bibles

About languages of Zambia

The republic of Zambia has a population of 15,474,000 (2016 UNSD) and a literacy rate of 83% (2015 World Bank). The number of individual languages listed for Zambia is 46. All are living languages. Of these, 37 are indigenous and 9 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 10 are institutional, 18 are developing, 12 are vigorous, 4 are in trouble, and 2 are dying. The following are the immigrant languages in Zambia: American Sign Language, Fwe, Hai||om, Hindi, Mandarin Chinese (20,000), Ndebele (5,800), Nyemba, Portuguese (2,000), Serbian (2,000), and Urdu.

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