What Languages Are Spoken In Africa and What Is the Most Widely Spoken Language In Africa?

In northern Africa, Arabic and Berber are the most widely spoken languages.

In southern Africa, most people speak English or Afrikaans. Afrikaans was developed by the early Dutch settlers.

The rest of the continent, more than one third of the people, speak one of the hundreds of Black African languages.

For example, about 300 Bantu languages are used in central, eastern, and southern Africa, of which Swahili is the most widely spoken.

One unusual group of languages, Khoisan, is often called a “click” language because its speakers use clicking sounds to convey certain words.

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