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who knows what language is spoken in South Africa? is there a list of languages spoken in South Africa?

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list of languages spoken in South Africa:


language Language Code Language status Lang. Pop. (%) Wiki Info
English en Official 55% See link
Zulu zu Official 24% See link
Xhosa xh Official 18% See link
Afrikaans af Official 13% See link
Northern Sotho nso Official 9.4% See link
Tswana tn Official 8.2% See link
Southern Sotho st Official 7.9% See link
Tsonga ts Official 4.4% See link
Swati ss Official 2.7% See link
Venda ve Official 2.3% See link
Hindi hi 2% See link
South Ndebele nr Official 1.6% See link
Swahili sw Smaller then 0.01% See link


An official language is a language that is given a special legal status in a particular country.


According to the The Unicode Consortium the overall literacy rate (The ability to read and write) in South Africa is 93%.


More information about languages spoken in South Africa (see links):
Information links (Principal Languages, Immigrant Languages, Language Counts, etc.) about Languages spoken within South Africa - See link.
A complete South Africa's languages summaries - See link.
Map showing the locations of languages in South Africa - See link.


The Unicode Consortium - See link.
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