These Are The Most Popular Languages Widely Spoken In Africa

The rule tongues on the terrain join Arabic, French and English. Arabic was situated the fifth most talked lingo on the planet by research collect Ethnologue, with more than 240 million speakers around the globe. In Africa, there are more than 100 million speakers, with Egypt speaking to more than 54 million. It is in like manner the most in all cases official tongue on the terrain, including in Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt.

English achieved the third spot as the most talked dialect on the planet, with more than 330 million speakers. It is known as the ‘lingual franca’ of the world, generally utilized for international business, and is the dialect of the logical and restorative fields, which utilize English as a reason for a significant part of the phrasing. In Africa, larger part of local English speakers are from South Africa, and the dialect is most talked in Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

African languages form part of four language groups, namely Afro-Asiatic covering Northern Africa, Central Sahara and the Horn of Africa, Nilo-Saharian covering Central and Eastern Africa, Niger-Congo covering Central, Southern and Eastern Africa and Khoisan, covering the western part of Southern Africa.

Below are top 10 African languages to know when doing business on the continent or enjoying tourist destinations and experiencing diverse cultures on the continent:


 Other widely spoken languages of Africa include Berber, which is a popular dialect in North Africa, specifically in Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Tunisia, Mali and Egypt, with approximately 20 million speakers; Somali, which is a Cushitic language spoken in Djibouti, Ethiopia and Kenya by approximately 20 million speakers; Fulani, which is widely spoken in western and Central Africa by approximately 18 million speakers; Rundi from Burundi which is spoken by over 10 million people; Kinyarwanda in Rwanda which is spoken by over 10 million speakers and Tigrinya, which has over 6 million speakers in Central Eritrea and Sudan. Chichewa is popular in Malawi with over 6 million speakers, and Spanish is also spoken in Equatorial Guinea by over 600,000 people.

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