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It is estimated that throughout the African continent, there are 1500 languages spoken. This list contains just fifteen official languages.
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Amharic is the official language of Ethiopia. It is a member of the Semitic family of Afro-Asiatic languages. Groups of people living in North Africa and Southwest Asia (including the Middle East) ...

Domain: Language; Category: World languages

Berber, also known as Tamazight, is a language spoken by indigenous populations of Morocco. This Afro-Asiatic language has roots across North Africa. Political pressure has forced much of the Berber ...

Domain: Language; Category: World languages

Chichewa and English are the official languages of Malawi. Chichewa is a Bantu language spoken by approximately 8 million people in Malawi as well as in Zambia, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe. Chichewa is ...

Domain: Language; Category: World languages

Comorian is one of the three official languages spoken at the Comoros Islands. It is closely related to the East African dialect of Swahili. Comorian is spoken by more than 90% of the population on ...

Domain: Language; Culture; Category: World languages; General culture

Kinyarwanda is the official language of Rwanda. It is also spoken in Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Uganda, where it is known as Fumbira. In Rwanda, it is spoken by approximately 7 ...

Domain: Language; Category: World languages

Kirundi is the official language of Burundi. It is a Bantu language and is very closely related to Kinyarwanda, the official language of Burundi’s neighbor on the north, Rwanda. In total, there are ...

Domain: Language; Category: World languages

Malagasy is the official language of Madagascar. It is a member of the Austronesian language family, and of this, the Malayo-Polynesian branch. Malagasy speakers reside primarily in Madagascar, ...

Domain: Language; Category: World languages

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