The Languages of South Africa

Afrikaans, spoken by around 10 million people, is mainly spoken in bordering countries South Africa and Namibia. Afrikaans afs_langueretains much vocabulary and features of seventeenth-century Dutch, but also borrows from local languages, like the Khoisan languages and more widespread languages like Portuguese.

South Africa has 11 official languages.

Here is the listing:

  • Afrikaans Language
  • English Language
  • Zulu Language
  • Xhosa Language
  • Swati Language
  • Tswana Language
  • Sotho language
  • Tsonga Language
  • Northern Sotho language
  • Venda Language
  • Southern Ndebele language

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