Pupils in Scotland, 2008

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Table 1.14 Main home language in publicly funded schools, 2008 (1)

Language

Number

Language

Number

Language

Number

Number of languages

147

Malayalam

406

Swahili/Kiswahili

208

Tagalog/Filipino

406

Latvian

199

Number of pupils (1)

Russian

363

Dutch

150

English

653,731

Turkish

358

Pashto

150

Polish

4,677

Chinese (Mandarin)

323

Bahasa Malaysia

142

Punjabi

4,622

Slovak

318

Hungarian/Magyar

139

Urdu

4,207

Scots

306

Kurdish

139

Cantonese

1,506

Hindi

292

Thai

135

Arabic

1,403

Lithuanian

290

Shona

134

French

788

Italian

265

Sign Language

131

Gaelic (Scottish)

681

Portuguese

263

Not known/ not disclosed

2,219

Bengali/Bangala

539

Farsi/Iranian/Persian

260

German

496

Somali

246

Spanish

463

Tamil

243

Other (2)

2,234

(1) Data includes 1,859 pupils who are not based in their reporting school and hence are likely to be double counted.

(2) Languages in the 'Other' category are: Afrikaans, Akan/Twi, Albanian, Algerian, Amharic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bahasa Indonesia, Bajuni, Balochi, Basque, Bemba, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Catalan, Cebuano/Visayan, Chechen, Coorge, Creole, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dari, Doric, Duri, Edo/Bini, Esan, Estonian, Ewe, Faroese, Fijian, Finnish, Flemish, Frisian, Gaelic (Irish), Georgian, Greek, Gujarati, Gurani, Hakka, Hausa, Hebrew, Herero, Hokkien, Ibo/Igbo, Icelandic, Idoma, Isekiri, Japanese, Jju, Jola, Jula, Kagoro, Kalabari, Kannada, Kashmiri, Katchi/Kutchi, Khmer, Kikuyu, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Konkani, Korean, Lingala, Luganda, Malagasy, Maltese, Mandinka, Marathi, Memmoni, Mirpuri, Moldavian, Mongolian, Ndebele, Nepalese, Northern Sotho, Norwegian, Nyanja/Chichewa/Chewa, Romanian, Romany, Rugika, Serbian, Serbo-Croatian, Setswana, Shanghainese, Silheti/Sylheti, Sindhi, Sinhalese, Slovene, Soninke, Sourashtra, Swati, Swedish, Telugu, Tibetan, Tigrinya, Tiv, Tonga, Tongan, Tswana, Tulu, Turkmani, Ukrainian, Urhobo, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Welsh, Wolof, Xhosa, Yoruba, Zulu.

Local authority figures on page 45.