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Language Data

  • Dialects: Eastern Japanese, Western Japanese, Zu-zu-ben
  • Scriptures published: Bible (1883--1987) New Testament (1879--1993) Portions (1837--1992)
    FCBH (New Interconfessiol Version) See above
    text online See above
    The JESUS Film See above
  • Literacy: Taught in primary schools. Taught in secondary schools
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: Japan
  • Region: Widespread
  • Also used in: American Samoa, Argentina, Australia, Belize, Brazil, Canada, Dominican Republic, Germany, Guam, , Mexico, Micronesia, Federated States of, Mongolia, New Zealand, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Republic of China, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States
  • Religion: Buddhist, Shintoist
  • Status: De facto national language in Japan; Recognized language in Palau
  • Number of users: 122,056,940
  • Vitality: National

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)

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