Languages of Africa
Niger-Congo: Nilo-Saharan: There are 1,250 to 2,100 and by some counts over 3,000 languages spoken natively in Africa, in several major language families:There are several other small fam...
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Afroasiatic languages
Afroasiatic (Afro-Asiatic), also known as Afrasian and traditionally as Hamito-Semitic (Chamito-Semitic), is a large language family of several hundred related languages and dialects. It comprises abo...
Afroasiatic languages - Wikipedia
Nilo-Saharan languages
The Nilo-Saharan languages are a proposed family of African languages spoken by some 50 million people, mainly in the upper parts of the Chari and Nile rivers, including historic Nubia, north of where...
Nilo-Saharan languages - Wikipedia
Niger-Congo languages
The Niger–Congo languages constitute one of the world's major language families, and Africa's largest in terms of geographical area, number of speakers, and number of distinct languages. They may cons...
Niger-Congo languages - Wikipedia
List of sign languages
There are perhaps three hundred sign languages in use around the world today. The number is not known with any confidence; new sign languages emerge frequently through creolization and de novo (and oc...
Demographics of Africa
The population of Africa has grown rapidly over the past century, and consequently shows a large youth bulge, further reinforced by a low life expectancy of below 50 years in some African countries. T...
Demographics of Africa - Wikipedia
Jiiddu language
Jiiddu (also known as Jiddu or Af-Jiiddu) is an Afro-Asiatic language spoken by the Jiiddu sub-clan of the Rahanweyn, another Somali clan, in southern Somalia. It is part of the family's Cushitic bran...
Tsonga language
The Tsonga language (Xitsonga) is a southern African Bantu language spoken by the Tsonga people. It is mutually intelligible with Tswa and Ronga, and the name "Tsonga" is often used as a cover term fo...
Omi language
Omi is a Central Sudanic language, spoken in the Aru Territory in the Orientale Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, between the two rivers Nzoro and Lowa. It was once considered a dialec...
Mossi language
The Mossi language (known in the language as Mõõré; also Mòoré, Mooré, Moré, Moshi, Moore, More) is one of two official regional languages of Burkina Faso, closely related to the Frafra language spoke...
Taa language
Taa /ˈtɑː/, also known as !Xóõ (!Khong, ǃXoon – /kǃxóŋ/, /ˈkoʊ/), is a Khoisan language known for its large number of phonemes, perhaps the largest in the world. Most speakers live in Botswana, but a...
Tama language
Tama (Damut) is a Nilo-Saharan language spoken by the Tama people in eastern Chad and in western Sudan. It is a member of the Taman language group of the Western branch of Nilo-Saharan.
Sudanese Arabic
Sudanese Arabic is the variety of Arabic spoken throughout Sudan. Some of the tribes in Sudan still have similar accents to the ones in Saudi Arabia.
In 1888 the Journal of the Royal Anthropologic...
Forro language
Forro Creole, Sãotomense or Santomense, is a Portuguese-based creole language spoken in São Tomé and Príncipe.It should not be confused with São Tomean Portuguese, the non-creolized form of Portuguese...
Nguni languages
The Nguni languages are a group of Bantu languages spoken in southern Africa by the Nguni people. Nguni languages include Xhosa, Zulu, Swazi, Hlubi, Phuthi and Ndebele (both Southern Transvaal Ndebele...
Susu language
The Susu language (endonym Sosoxui; French: Soussou) is the language of the Susu or Soso people of Guinea and Sierra Leone, West Africa. It is in the Mande language family.It is one of the nationa...
Languages of Libya
The official language of Libya is Modern Standard Arabic. Most residents speak one of the varieties of Arabic as a first language, most prominently Libyan Arabic, but also Egyptian Arabic and Tunisian...
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Oblo language
Oblo is a poorly attested, unclassified, and possibly extinct language of northern Cameroon. It is, or was, spoken in a tiny area including Gobtikéré, Ouro Bé, and Ouro Badjouma, in Pitoa, Bénoué Depa...
Mono language (Cameroon)
Mono is a moribund Mbum language spoken by older adults in northern Cameroon. A probable dialect, Dama, may already be extinct.
ǀXam language
ǀXam (/Kham) /ˈkɑːm/, or ǀXam Kaǃkʼe, is an extinct Khoisan language of South Africa, part of the ǃkwi language group. It is closely related to the Nǁng language, which still has a few speakers.ǀXam w...
Portuguese language
Portuguese (português or, in full, língua portuguesa) is a Romance language and the sole official language of Portugal, Brazil, Mozambique, Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Galicia, and São Tomé and...
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Guro language
Guro (Gouro), also known as Kwéndré, Kweni, and Lo) is a Mande language spoken by approximately 332,000 people in Ivory Coast, primarily in the areas of Haut-Sassandra and Marahoue.
Ndali language
Ndali, or Chindali, is a Bantu language spoken by an increasing population in southern Tanzania of 150,000 (1987) and in northern Malawi by 70,000 (2003).
Sukwa, or Chisukwa, is spoken in the Misu...
Arabic language
Arabic /ˈærəbɪk/ (Arabic: العَرَبِيةُ‎‎ al-ʻarabiyyah [alʕaraˈbijja] or Arabic: عربي ,عربى‎‎ ʻarabī [ˈʕarabiː]) is the Classical Arabic language of the 6th century and ...
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Tunisian Arabic
Tunisian, or Tunisian Arabic (تونسي Tounsi  [ˈtuːnsi] or دارجة dèrja [ˈdɛːrʒæ]) is a Maghrebi dialect of the Arabic language, spoken by some 11 million people in coastal Tunisia. It is usually k...
Luvale language
Luvale (also spelled Chiluvale, Lovale, Lubale, Luena, Lwena) is a Bantu language spoken by the Lovale people of Angola and Zambia. It is recognized as a regional language for educational and administ...
Languages of Somaliland
The official languages of Somalia are Somali and Arabic. There are in addition a number of minority and immigrant languages.
Somali is the official language of Somalia and the mother tongue of th...
Languages of Somaliland - Wikipedia
Libyan Sign Language
Libyan Sign Language is the deaf sign language of Libya. It appears to belong to the Arab sign language family (Hendriks 2008).