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Official Languages of South Africa

South Africa's democratic constitution recognises 11 official languages. Can you name all 11?
% = Percent who speak as a first language
Quiz by ChanelNo5
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Last updated: August 9, 2016
First submittedJune 27, 2012
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Language
22.7%
Zulu
16.0%
Xhosa
13.5%
Afrikaans
9.6%
English
9.1%
Northern Sotho
8.0%
Tswana
%
Language
7.6%
Sesotho
4.5%
Tsonga
2.5%
Swazi
2.4%
Venda
2.1%
Ndebele
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level 66
May 27, 2012
You misspelled Setswana. Also, please accept Swazi for siSwati and Ndebele for isiNdebele.
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level 14
Jun 27, 2012
How embarrassing!! Thanks :) I've made all the changes :)
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level 66
Sep 19, 2016
Thanks!
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level 59
Mar 31, 2014
8/11 not bad...
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level 62
Apr 24, 2015
boo-ya, I'm a Zimbabwean and I got 100% I thought of doing making a similar quiz, glad I checked if there was one before I started. Mine would not have been as cool.
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level 58
Aug 13, 2016
Kaffir Boy, the book, mentioned 5 of these languages that I can remember…check it out, good book.
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level 69
Sep 19, 2016
6/11 English and Afrikaans - both easy Zulu is pretty well known, so also easy I got Sesotho and Swazi, just because of Lesotho and Swaziland. I managed Xhosa, because I once met a white South African who could speak some, and I remember how crazy it sounded with all the clicking. The rest I have never heard of.
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level 72
Sep 19, 2016
I got 9 out of 11. Not really brag worthy though. I am a white south african. I do know all the click sounds though
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level 79
Jan 7, 2019
Forgot Afrikaans *facepalm*
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level 66
Jun 20, 2019
Could North Sotho also be accepted?
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level 77
Jul 20, 2019
Got 8. Missed the 3 least-guessed.
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level 77
Jul 20, 2019
Missed the French tennis player.
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level 49
Jul 20, 2019
Tried sotho, didn't get it...hadnt known I had to write northern too
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level 45
Jul 20, 2019
Great idea for a quiz! I unfortunately only got the 4 most guessed answers, but I was pleased to see that I recognized all but one of the other answers. Doesn't mean I ever would have remembered them on the quiz, but at least I've heard of them.
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level 28
Jul 21, 2019
I listened to South Africa's national anthem before, which has 5 languages (Xhosa, Zulu, Sesotho, Afrikaans, and English). I guessed Swazi when typing in Swaziland. Missed the other 5.