What languages are spoken in East Africa?
Swahili is the most widely spoken language in East Africa. English is also prevalent.
the language of east Africa is swahili.
it could be either Arabic or English one of those languages.
it could be either Arabic or English one of those languages.
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Africa is the 2nd largest continent in the world with over 50countries. Each country speaks a different language (or a number ofthem). The vast history of linguistics in Afri…ca is fascinating. Manylanguages are spoken throughout the continent of Africa. There aregeographic/ethnic groups of languages (e.g., Bantu, Arabic, etc.);there are numerous regional languages (e.g., Swahili, Lingappa,Afrikaans, etc.); there are local dialects of regional languages. Due to the influx of Europeans over the last several centuries,there are also European languages spoken (e.g., French, English,Portuguese, etc.). In addition, there is incorporation of Europeanwords and phrases into most regional languages. There are over 2000 languages/ dialects on the African Continent.Africa is not one single country with one single language! A few examples are: . Swahili . Sango . Swazi . Chichewa . Somali . Afrikaans . Zulu . Venda . Tsonga . Malagasy . Amharic . Ndebele . Kinyarwanda . English . French . Portuguese The most widely used language in Africa is Arabic. Africans speak many different languages, there isn't a thing likean African language. There are an estimated 2,000 languages spoken in Africa, in sixmajor linguistic families: . Afro-Asiatic stretches from North Africa to the Horn of Africaand Southwest Asia. . Nilo-Saharan is centered on Sudan and Chad. . Niger-Congo covers West, Central, and Southeast Africa. . Khoe is concentrated in the deserts of Namibia andBotswana. . Austronesian on Madagascar. . Indo-European on the Southern tip of the continent. . There are also a few additional small families and minor languagesthat have yet to be classified.In addition, Africa has a widevariety of sign languages, many of which are languageisolates.Several African languages are whistled to communicate overlong distances.Individual languages such as Berber, Arabic, Igbo,Swahili, Hausa, Amharic, and Yoruba are spoken by tens of millionsof people.About a hundred of the languages of Africa are widelyused for inter-ethnic communication.Apart from African languages,many people in Africa speak English, French, Spanish, German, Dutchor other European languages. There are more then 2,000 languages spoken in Africa , so it is many but here are some examples: Berber, Igbo, Hausa, Swahili, Amharic, Yoruba, Arabic , and etc some languages are whistled instead of spoken http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languages_of_Africa I assume you mean Africa. This is a very general question, there are approximately 1,500 languages spoken in Africa, they can be grouped as follows: - Afroasiatic stretches from North Africa to the Horn of Africa and Southwest Asia - Nilo-Saharan is centered on Sudan and Chad - Niger-Congo covers West, Central, and Southeast Africa - Khoe is concentrated in the deserts of Namibia and Botswana - Austronesian on Madagascar. - Indo-European on the Southern tip of the continent. Some of the most widespread languages are Berber, Arabic, Igbo, Swahili, Hausa, Amharic, and Yoruba. Source: Wikipedia. Out of interest, I would like to add that English and French are spoken in many areas, where former British or French colonies were established. Afrikaans, a very particular language based on Dutch but with many other influences (including English, Portuguese and local African dialects) is spoken in South Africa and neighboring countries. There are estimations of up to 3000 different languages spoken in Africa, a continent of 54 countries and over 1.1 billion people. Here are just 5 of those languages: Chichewa Amharic Sepedi Sango Kirundi The continent of Africa has no one main language. More than 1500 languages are spoken there. Some examples are traditional Bantu languages such as isiZulu, isiXhosa, Sotho, Yoruba, etc. Also French, English, Arabic & Kiswahili, Potuguese Kiswahili (Swahili) is a mixture of Arabic and African languages. There is one language that is mostly spoken is called affrican language.... other africans speak english.... 90% speak affrican only 10% speak english.. that is why africans primary language is 90% Oromo, Somali, Zulu , Afrikaans (related to Dutch), English, French, Portugeese, Kiswahili,Hausa,Amharic There are over 2000 languages and dialects in Africa and 54independant nations; there is no one single official lanuage. The continent of Africa consists of 54 nations and 9 territories,with about 1.1 BILLION people. There are an estimated TWO THOUSANDdifferent languages and dialects spoken there. no they speak 15 different languages in Africa . ARABIC, PORTUGESE, FRENCH, ENGLISH, SETSWANA, KIRUNDI,SPANISH, AMHARIC, SWAHILI, SESOTHO, MALAGSY, CHICHEWA, KINYARWANDA, SOMALI, AND AFRICAANS. Africa is a very large continent with too many languages to mention here. South Africa alone has 11 official languages and many more unofficial ones. English is spoken pretty much everywhere in Africa, with French being the second most popular language. The best thing to do would be to search for the languages spoken in a specific African country, since most African countries have more than one official language. Different countries in Africa have different official language.However English has become the most popular second language formost countries and this would therefore make English the mostpopular language. Basically if you can speak English, you can nowcommunicate anywhere in the world. there are alot, mwambi is commonI suggest Mwambi is a figment of the imagination.....a reasonable list would be Arabic, Swahili, Hausa, Berber, Oromo, Zulu, Somali, Yoruba, Igbo, Amharic, Shona, Bambara, Twi, Ibibio, Fula, Afrikaans Linaga, Chichewa, Xhosa, Kiraranda, Congo, Tigrinya, Gbe, Tshilba, Wolof, Gikuyu, More, Kirundi, Luhya, Sotho. Twana, Kanuri, Umbundu and Northern Sotho . English. most arbic but not all Africa Wa-Swahili, a language frequently used for inter-ethnic communication. . Arabic . Swahili . Kikuyu . Luganda . Dholuo . African . French Swahili There are many different languages spoken in Africa : Some of them are: Egyptian Arabic Afrikaans English French Flemish German There is no dominant language in the continent of Africa becausethere are more than 2,000 native languages spoken in Africa by manytribes and there are colonial official languages spoken in Africaand the most dominant are English & french depending in whatAfrican country but in majority of African countries nativelanguages are the primary languages spoken in a daily basis butthey also know how to speak English, French, Portuguese and etc(depending on the country) due to it being official languagesbecause of the colonization past of Africa. Although that is the case certain parts of Africa speak the samelanguages in different tribes and more than one country. In North Africa Arabic is the common native languagespoken in all the seven countries of that region and most of thecountries of that region have french as a official language there. In most of East Africa , Swahili is the the major languagespoken by most tribes there or that region, and fourcountries(Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo) ofthat region have that native language as a official language(butthat is not the only native language spoken in that region). In other parts of Africa though like West, Central,& Southern Africa there is no common language spokenin all those regions or within those regions, especially in WestAfrica. The language spoken in one country of a specific region isdifferent from another country in that same region, besides nativelanguages there are other languages spoken like official languageslike English or french for example (although that's the case almostall Africans regardless of what part they are from speak more than2 languages from their country). In conclusion though there is no direct dominant language spoken inAfrica (like it is in South America where majority of the countriesspeak Spanish) but when it comes to official languages spoken inAfrican countries, well in general the most dominant officiallanguages that African children have to learn when young at schoolbesides their parents native language is either English, French,other or a combination. The continent of Africa has no one main language. More than 1500 languages are spoken there. There is no single language of Africa. Africa is a hughe continent in which hundresd of languages are spoken. There are more than 1500 languages spoken in Africa . The most widely spoken languages are Swahli, Arabic, French, and English. a language Arabic, Xhosa, Zulu, Shona, Ndabele, Kikuyu etc.. As well as European lanuages such as French, Portugese, Dutch and English there is no dominant language each country has its own , different ethnic groups. There are hundreds of languages spoken in Africa. Many countries in Africa have English as their official language. But there are many different languages spoken within the various regions. You cannot simply say "African people" since Africa is a continentand contains many "people" of different tribes in many countries. In the majority of these countries, you can hear and understandEnglish, French, Portugese, Spanish, Arabic and literally hundredsof native, tribal languages and dialects. For instance, in the city of Accra, Ghana West Africa the officiallanguage of the country, English is spoken, but also Twi, Ga andFante, Ewe and a mix of two or all of those called Pidgin English. By most estimates, well over 1500 languages (UNESCO has estimatedaround two thousand) are spoken in Africa and double the number ofdialects. Most of those languages are spoken amongst small amountsof people, at a tribal level, which accounts for so many languages.Then there are the larger languages that are spoken across thecontinent by millions of people. Nigeria has more than 500 languages. Cameroon has 278. South Africahas 31, including 11 official languages. There are several major language families in Africa: . Afroasiatic . Nilo-Saharan . Niger-Congo . Khoe . Austronesian . Indo-European (mainly English, Afrikaans and French). There are many. However, there are three main languages that canhelp a person communicate in many countries of the continent. Thesethree are: 1) English, 2) French, and 3) Portuguese. Once one getsout of a main city or business center, the probability of anyEuropean language being spoken decreases with distance. actually that's incorrect Portuguese is not speaken in Africa itsspeakin in Asia ans south America the top 3 is 1. English,2.yuraba, 3. gangbe Sorry but Portuguese is spoken in Africa in Angola and Mozambiquetwo former Portuguese colonies. There are thousands of languages spoken in Africa, but among themost widely spoken are Arabic, English, French, Swahili, Berber,and Hausa.
Thought to be Arabic with 150 million speakers, then Hausa with more than 80 million speakers, Kiswahili and English
Zulu is the language with the most first language speakers in SA,followed by Xhosa and then by Afrikaans. South Africa has had aninflux of people from all over the world and t…herefore otherlanguages like Portugese, Hindi, Mandarin and Dutch is also spokenwidely. South Africa's oldest language is the San language and it is stillspoken by a very small minority of San people in the Kalaharidesert in South Africa. An emerging trend in the youth of South Africa is to speak"SCHTapid" which they pick up from watching American television andcinema There are 11 official languages in South Africa. They areAfrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga,Tswana, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu. There are also many other languagesspoke in South Africa that are not official ones. South Africa is regarded as a multicultural and multilingualcountry with eleven official languages. Primarily, English is theinitial language. (Afrikaans speaking people are the minority) Equal use of the official languages does not imply every publicnotice or sign in eleven languages, yet in some cases this might benecessary. Luckily due to the fact that some languages are relatedsome terms are similar as with this stop sign. The following hasbeen used: " stop " from Afrikaans and English ;" jama " from isi Ndebele ; " tshitopo " fromTshi venda ; " yima " from isi Zulu ,isi Xhosa and Xi tsonga ; " ema " from Sesotho(southern Sotho) , Sesotho sa Leboa ( Northern Sotho ) andSetswana; and " mani " from si Swati . Multilingualismhas not caught on to this degree and in general translations areonly made where there is a real need. Answer There are 11 languages recognized as official languages in SouthAfrica. The population has a black majority, and the most frequently spokenlanguages amongst the black people are Zulu, Xhosa, and Setswana,although many of them speak Afrikaans or English. Amongst the whitepopulation Afrikaans, which evolved from Dutch, and English are themost widely spoken. Afrikaans, Tswana, English and Zulu There are 11 official languages in south Africa Afrikaans English (South African English) Southern Ndebele Northern Sotho Southern Sotho Swazi Tsonga Tswana Venda Xhosa Zulu Zulu is the most commonly spoken language with around 10.3millionspeakers. Xhosa is also popular with 7.8million speakers andAfrikaans with 6milliin speakers. English is also very common with usage in entertainment, media,art, cinema, cuisine, television and sport and is spoken by mostpeople in South Africa but not as a native tongue. Answer Hi i am from neighboring Zimbabwe and know how to speak about threeof the major languages and have many relatives in South Africa andknow that South Africa is a rainbow country rich with manydifferent languages and tongues many that are specific to certainregions. So my friends here is the list of the official languages:English, Afrikaans, isiZulu, isiXhosa, Shangaan, isiNdebele,setswana, Sesotho,Sepedi, Tshivenda, Xitsonga and Siswati correctme if am wrong but i believe those are the offical languageshowever there are a large number of Hindu speakers, even Polish,and Portugese-like i said rainbow nation. _________________________________________________ The very first people in South Africa were the San then theKhoikhoi. Their languages would have been the very first languages.Later Nguni speaking tribes moved down from the North andeventually white people immigrated to SA bringing their ownlanguages. Answer The very first people in South Africa were the San then the Khoikhoi. Their languages would have been the very first languages. Later Nguni speaking tribes moved down from the North and eventually white people immigrated to SA bringing their own languages. South Africa now has 11 official languages (and quite a few unofficial languages) The official languages are: Â· Afrikaans Â· English Â· IsiNdebele Â· IsiXhosa Â· IsiZulu Â· Sesotho sa Leboa (Northern Sesotho) Â· Sesotho (Southern Sesotho) Â· Setswana Â· siSwati Â· Tshivenda Â· Xitsonga Yes, english is spoken in South Africa and it belongs to one of the 11 official languages that South Africa has. Official languages are Afrikaans, English, Southern Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Southern Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu The most frequently spoken language in South Africa is Zulu followed by Xhosa 32 languages are spoken in SA im from there Afrikaans and English are the main lingua francas, but the following are the other nine official languages: Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swazi, Tswana, Tsonga, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu There are in fact, 11 official languages. Afrikaans, English, Southern Ndebele, Northers Sotho, Southern Sotho, Swazi, Tsongo, Tsana, Venda, Xhosa and Zuuy South Africa actually has 11 official languages: . IsiZulu . IsiXhosa . Afrikaans . Sepedi . English . Setswana . Sesotho . Xitsonga . SiSwati . Tshivenda . IsiNdebele We have 11 official languages but the most commonly spoken languages are English and afrikaans. zulu it is called zulu
The language that East Africans in Tanzania, Kenya and Ugandaspeak commonly is Swahili. For most, Swahili is a second languagelearned at school. At home and with their family …they speak one ofabout 50 different tribal languages. . East Africans who have reached High school will commonly alsospeak some UK English. Most signage and public notices in EastAfrican countries are in English and one or more of the locallanguages.
Saharan Africa and Africa in general is divided not by ethnicity,culture, or tribe but by random geographical boundaries arbitrarilyselected by marauding colonials. Language g…roups are divided intoBantu, Swahili, Nilotic languages, with the common denominator ofArabic as a trade language for cultures located along the traderoutes with hubs in Timbuktu, Egypt, Senegal, Mauritius, andterminating possibly in Morocco. In every company there are probably a minimum of 5 major indigenousethnic languages spoken, plus one or two colonial languages, with areligious language (generally Arabic), and various Pidgins orCreoles (Nigeria/Ghana). There is no way to unify Saharan Africawith one language, as the geography and related cultures are asvaried as they are distinct. Africa is a CONTINENT, not a country.
There are about 50 languages spoken in the Middle East. Arabic is the main language in Middle East for most countries.Notable exceptions are Iran, which speaks Persian or Far…si, andIsrael, which speaks Hebrew. Other languages are also spoken, such as: Kurdish Turkish Shabaki Urdu Dari Pashto Aramaic Berber English French In antiquity, perhaps the most important language was Aramaic, anow-extinct language that served as a lingua franca for manycenturies. In terms of language families, Arabic, Hebrew, andBerber fall within the Afro-Asiatic branch, while Persian andKurdish are Indo-European, and Turkish is Altaic. Arabic is the main language in Middle East for most countries. Notable exceptions are Iran, which speaks Persian or Farsi, Turkey, which speaks Turkish, and Israel, which speaks Hebrew. The majority of Middle Eastern countries speak one dialect or another of Arabic except for Israel, Turkey, and Iran.
Guyana is in South America, not Africa. Its official language isEnglish. It has a number of other languages including Spanish andPortugeuse.
There are more than 500 languages in West Africa, but the mostwidely spoken are: . English . Arabic . French . Swahili Answer There are several languages spo…ken in West Africa and it is hard topin down the main dialect. However, the highest percentage ofpeople speaking a common language is 10 percent; the language beingSwahili. Fula, Maninka, Susu, Arabic, Insula, Kissi, Kpele, and Loma Some major languages from Europe are spoken there, such as English,Spanish, Portugeuse and French. Some of these are officiallanguages of some countries. However there are hundreds of otherlanguages in the countries of western Africa, too many to list.Some might be associated just with a small area or group of tribes. Yoruba, Igbo and Fula.
The languages of North Africa are from the group Afro-Asiatic,which is made up of about 200 languages. There are approximately1500-2000 languages spoken in all of Africa. Arab…ic There are many languages spoken in North Africa such as English.French is another language that is spoken in North Africa. They speak the strange native tongue of Gurgles. It is a mixture of clicks and high pitched squeales. It is refered to be the same language that the Ewoks of Endor speak. The common language of the people of North Africa is Arabic as spoken in several dialects such a Egyptian, Moroccan and Libyan etc. There are other languages such as Coptic (revived form spoken by a few hundred Coptic Christians in Egypt) and Amazigh and Tamazight (berber languages) as well as Tuareg spoken by the Nomadic Tuareg people. Most people in North Africa speak Arabic. A small minority speakAmazigh/Berber and other indigenous languages. Because of Frenchcolonization, a significant minority of people are fluent in Frenchas a second language in the Western part of North Africa. aribic Arabic Various dialects of Afabic, although most "old colonial" nationsstill carry a European lanuage as a second language - for exampleFrench in Algeria. predominantly Arabic Arabic. Arabic, mainly.
I would guess French.
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Because it is such a diverse country and lots of different ethnic backgrounds are there.
both France and England had conquered parts of Africa.
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People of the East Indies will speak Hindi. They also have 19 otherlanguages.