Republic of Djibouti (Jumhouriyya Djibouti) - Formerly part of Somaliland and French Territory of the Afars and the Issas.
Official language is French
Literacy rate in Djibouti isd 20% to 34%
The number of languages used in Djibouti is 4 and all are living languages.
Spoken living languages in Djibouti
It is spoken as a mother tongue by the Afar people in Djibouti, Ethiopia and Eritrea.
300,000 people in Djibouti - 55.23% of the population speak Afar.
In Djibouti, Afar is a recognized national language.
It is also one of the broadcasting languages of the Radio Television of Djibouti public network.
Writing system is Latin.
Its closest relative is the Saho language.
Alternate names: AFARAF, DANAKIL
Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Cushitic, East, Saho-Afar
|Dialects:||NORTHERN AFAR, CENTRAL AFAR, AUSSA BAADU|
|Saho is related but distinct. The people are called Danakil in Arabic and by others, but that is considered to be offensive by the Afar; called Adal in Amharic. Nomadic. People have suffered from recent famines.|
Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic.
|Taizzi dialect is the best-accepted. Different from Hadromi and Sanaani Arabic Arabic. Literacy rate in second language: 10%. Zaydi Muslim.|
Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Cushitic, East, Somali.