Frequent question: What language is spoken in Africa?

While Arabic is the most spoken language in Africa, there’s plenty more – other popular languages include Amharic, Berber, Portuguese, Oromo, Igbo, Yoruba, Zulu and Shona.

What is the most common second language spoken in Africa?

Arabic. Arabic is one of the most popular languages in Africa, with over 100 million native speakers and 30 million who practice it as a second language.

Is English commonly spoken in Africa?

A bilingual sign in North Africa. English is the second most spoken language in the world after the Chinese language. It is spoken by 372 million native and about a billion non-native speakers.

English Speaking Countries in Africa.

Rank Country Population
19 Lesotho 2,008,000
20 Botswana 1,882,000
21 The Gambia 1,709,000
22 Mauritius 1,262,000

What religion is practiced by most North Africans?

Today, Islam is the predominant religion of the northern half of Africa, mainly concentrated in North Africa, the Horn of Africa and the Sahel, as well as West Africa.

What percentage of Africa speaks English?

So, let’s review the top five: Of the 1 billion people in Africa (as of 2009), about 17% spoke Arabic, linguists say, while 13% spoke English, 11.5% spoke French, 10% spoke Swahili, and 5% spoke Hausa.

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