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The World Language Process program of the UNKOMMON Foundation is proposing a World Conference / Congress on the subject of a Universal Auxiliary Language.

We would like to have participants from every country in the world including individuals from as many languages possible.

As people agree to participate we hope to update these web pages.

Persons the WLP Proposes to Participate
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Name

Geographic Location
Location:

    Western Africa, southeast of Algeria.

Border countries:

    Algeria 956 km, Benin 266 km, Burkina Faso 628 km, Chad 1,175 km, Libya 354 km, Mali 821 km, Nigeria 1,497 km.

    (landlocked)

Cultural Demographics
Population:

11,665,937 (July 2005 est.)

Cultural Groups:

Ethnic groups: Hausa 56%, Djerma 22%, Fula 8.5%, Tuareg 8%, Beri Beri (Kanouri) 4.3%, Arab, Toubou, and Gourmantche 1.2%, about 1,200 French expatriates

Religions: Muslim 80%, remainder indigenous beliefs and Christian.

Languages Spoken:

French (official), Hausa, Djerma.

Literacy:
male: 25.8%
female: 9.7% (2003 est.)

Provinces and Universities
Capital:

    Niamey.

Number of provinces

8 regions (regions, singular - region) includes 1 capital district* (commune urbaine); Agadez, Diffa, Dosso, Maradi, Niamey*, Tahoua, Tillaberi, Zinder.

Universities go here.

Niger


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