Top 10 Most Spoken Languages In Africa.

17 Nov

10) Zulu (Speakers in Africa: More than
10 million)Zulu (IsiZulu) is used in the
Eastern part of South Africa. Its tongue
clicksare unique. The language is written
with Latin characters. It is used widely in
the South African media. According to
Ethnologue, Zulu is the second most
spoken Bantu language after Shona.
9) Amharic (Speakers in Africa: 18.7
million)Amharic is the second most
spoken Semitic language (after Arabic) in
the world. It is the official working
language of Ethiopia. Outside Ethiopia,
Amharic is the language of around 2.7
million emigrants. More than 18.7 million
people speak Amharic in Africa.
Igbo (Speakers in Africa: More than 24
million)Igbo is the native language of the
Igbo people. There are more than 20
dialects of this language. They are all
written in Latin characters. It is a tonal
7) Yoruba (Speakers in Africa:More than
30 million)Many people in Nigeria speak
Yoruba. The language is also widely used
in Togo and Benin. It is a varying tonal
language written in mostly Latin letters.
6) Oromo (Speakers in Africa: More than
30 million)Many people residing in the
Horn of Africa speak Oromo, a Cushitic
language. It is not the official language of
any nation. You will find people who
speak this language in Ethiopia, Somalia,
Egypt and Kenya.
5) Hausa (Speakers in Africa: More than
50 million)Many people in the Western,
Northern and Central Africa use this
language. Hausa belongs to the West
Chadic languages subgroup of the Chadic
languages group. It is part of the Afro-
Asiatic language family. Hausa has
between 23 and 25 consonant phonemes.
4) French (Speakers in Africa: More than
90 million)French is one of the very few
languages spoken all over the world.Many
countries in Africa were colonized by
France. Because of this, more than 90
million people in this continent can speak
French. In nations like Morocco, Algeria,
Senegal and Rwanda, French is
usedcommonly in society.
3) Swahili (Kiswahili) (Speakers in Africa:
More than 100 million)The Swahili
language or Kiswahili is the official
language of Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda.
It is a Bantu language and the mother
tongue of the Swahili people. Many
communities in Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda,
Uganda, Mozambique, Burundi and
Democratic Republic of Congo speak
2) Arabic (Speakers in Africa: More than
100 million)Arabic is the most widespread
official language in the African continent.
It is the official language of Algeria,
Mauritania, Libya, Tunisia and Egypt.
Arabic is the co-official language of
Morocco, Eritrea, Somalia, Chad, Sudan,
Djibouti and Western Sahara
1) English (Speakers in Africa:Around 700
million)In Africa, English is the primary
language of Botswana, Cameroon,
Rwanda, Nigeria, Sudan, Sierra Leone,
Liberia, Tanzania, Uganda and Ghana. In
South Africa, it is given official status with
10 other languages.

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