What is the main language in Pretoria South Africa?

The main languages spoken in Pretoria are Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, Xitsonga, Afrikaans and English.

Do they speak Afrikaans in Pretoria?

A top South African university has dropped Afrikaans as its official language in favour of English. The University of Pretoria told the BBC it needed to “transform the culture” to make it “truly South African”.

What language is Tshwane?

The home language profile of Tshwane indicates that the most widely used home language is Sepedi, followed by Afrikaans, Setswana, Xitsonga, isiZulu, and English.

Are Afrikaners white?

Afrikaners make up approximately 5.2% of the total South African population, based upon the number of white South Africans who speak Afrikaans as a first language in the South African National Census of 2011.


Province Mpumalanga
Afrikaners 164,620
% Afrikaners 83.5%
All whites 197,078

Is South Africa mostly white?

As of 2019, South Africa’s population increased and counted approximately 58.4 million inhabitants in total, of which the majority (roughly 47.4 million) were Black Africans.

Total population of South Africa in 2019, by ethnic groups (in 1,000s)

Characteristic Total population in thousands
White 4,444
Indian/Asian 1,451

What is I love you in Tswana?

I love you!” Ke a lo rata!

Is Afrikaans a language?

Afrikaans is a southern African language. Today six in 10 of the almost seven million Afrikaans speakers in South Africa are estimated to be black. … Like several other South African languages, Afrikaans is a cross-border language spanning sizeable communities of speakers in Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe.

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Is Tswana and Sotho the same?

Sotho–Tswana languages are a group of closely related Bantu languages spoken in Southern Africa. The Sotho–Tswana group corresponds to the S. … The various dialects of Tswana, Southern Sotho and Northern Sotho are highly mutually intelligible.

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