How many people speak Afrikaans?
About 6.5 million people
"Afrikaans" is spoken by "Afrikaaners" which are the native people of South Africa. "Afrikaans" is a language that is generally spoken by all caucasians (in South Africa), but not exclusively, there are millions of coloured people in South Africa who also speak "Afrikaans" and about 8million caucasians who speak it, but only the caucasians in South Africa who speak "Afrikaans" are regarded as an "Afrikaaner"
Officially there are about 7 million South Africans who speak Afrikaans as a first language, with up to 15 million being proficient in Afrikaans. Afrikaans is more prevalent than English as a first language, but is English has a higher incidence as a Second language and is the primary language of tuition.
Most people speak and understand English, but Afrikaans and isiXhosa are the other main language spoken. The predominant languages spoken in Cape Town are English, Afrikaans and Xhosa. English, Afrikaans and a variety of local dialects. Most people can speak English. English - language of commerce, government and education, widely understood and spoken Cape Town is a very cosmopolitan city where you'll hear a variety of languages. (South Africa has 11 official languages). However, the…