Thursday 22 September 2022

Colonial languages in Africa

African Countries where English is spoken:

Nigeria, Ethiopia, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Sudan, Uganda, Ghana, Cameroon, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Namibia, Lesotho, Botswana, The Gambia , Mauritius, Eswatini, Egypt and Seychelles.

African Countries where French is spoken:

Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Algeria, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Niger, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, Togo and Tunisia.

African Countries where Portuguese is spoken:

Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe and Equatorial Guinea.

African Countries where Italian is spoken:   

Libya, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia.

African Country where Spanish is spoken:

Equatorial Guinea.

African Country where German is spoken:


Note that this post is not about official languages of countries. Its about colonial languages that are spoken by a significant number of people in the country.

Source: Africa Facts Zone

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