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, Brazil, Canada, , Taiwan, Republic of China, Dominican Republic, Finland, Germany, Guam, Mexico, Micronesia, Federated States of, Mongolia, New Zealand, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Singapore, 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: 128,170,960
  • Vitality: National

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)