Mexican Languages

The number of languages listed for Mexico is 295. Of those, 288 are living languages and 7 are extinct. The national or official language is Spanish, with a population of 95,831,000 (1998 UN). American Indian languages are spoken by only 8% of the population according to, but we think that figure is too low. They report the literacy rate as 87% to 88%.

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