Papua New Guinea - An Overview

 

 

Official Name:

Independent State of Papua New Guinea, Independen Stet bilong Papua Niugini

 

Population:

7,732,000 (2013 World Bank)

 

Islands: 600

 

Literacy Rate:

57% (2010 UNESCO)

 

Immigrant Languages:

Chinese

 

Principal Languages:

English, Tok Pisin

 

Languages:

The number of individual languages listed for Papua New Guinea is 851.

Of these, 839 are living and 12 are extinct. Of the living languages, 43 are institutional, 303 are developing, 347 are vigorous, 109 are in trouble, and 37 are dying.