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Official Languages of Africa by Country

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Last updated: July 31, 2015
First submittedJuly 30, 2015
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Country
Language(s)
Algeria
Arabic
Angola
Portuguese
Benin
French
Botswana
Setswana
Burkina Faso
French
Burundi
French
Cameroon
English
Cape Verde
Portuguese
Central African Republic
French
Chad
French
Comoros
Arabic
Côte d'Ivoire
French
Democratic Republic of the Congo
French
Djibouti
French
Egypt
Arabic
Equatorial Guinea
Spanish
Eritrea
Arabic
Ethiopia
Amharic
Country
Language(s)
Gabon
French
Gambia
English
Ghana
English
Guinea
French
Guinea-Bissau
Portuguese
Kenya
English
Lesotho
Sesotho
Liberia
English
Libya
Arabic
Madagascar
French
Malawi
English
Mali
French
Mauritania
Arabic
Mauritius
English
Morocco
Arabic
Mozambique
Portuguese
Namibia
English
Niger
French
Country
Language(s)
Nigeria
English
Republic of the Congo
French
Rwanda
Rwanda
São Tomé and Príncipe
Portuguese
Senegal
French
Seychelles
English
Sierra Leone
English
Somalia
Somali
South Africa
Afrikaans
South Sudan
Arabic
Sudan
Arabic
Swaziland
English
Tanzania
Swahili
Togo
French
Tunisia
Arabic
Uganda
English
Zambia
English
Zimbabwe
English
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level 68
Sep 7, 2015
Really mixed up. For some countries it uses the official language, for some the colonial language, for some the most spoken language. For some (eg south sudan) it is none of these!
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level 21
Sep 13, 2015
Thanks for the feedback. According to the website I used, all of the answers are accurate. I went back and individually checked them all, and they were all correct. Source: http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/african_languages.htm Also, the official language of a is not necessarily the language spoken by the people of the country. For example, Nigeria's official language is English, but only about half of the population speaks it; everyone else speaks Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba, and various other languages.
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level 21
Sep 13, 2015
*the official language of a COUNTRY is not...
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level 45
May 5, 2016
It's actually pretty easy, even to guess. Most of the countries have either English, French, Arabic or Portuguese as an official language even if not a widely spoken one. Knowing where the countries are helps too. IE, North Africa is mostly Arabic speaking, west Africa mostly French.
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level 80
Sep 13, 2016
Wow. This is really wrong. Please correct. Botswana: Tswana Burundi: Kirundi CAR: Sangho Eritrea: Tigrinya Kenya: Swahili Lesotho: Sotho Madagascar: Magsaysay Malawi: Chewa Rwanda: Kinyarwanda Swaziland: Swazi
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level 54
May 26, 2019
yes many mistakes... Madagascar speaks Malagasy though, not Magsaysay!
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level 39
Jul 29, 2019
I thought the language spoken in Botswana was called Tswana.