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Most Spoken African Languages in the World

Name the 15 African languages that have the most speakers worldwide.
"African languages" include all languages that originated in Africa or partly in Africa.
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Last updated: July 11, 2016
First submittedJuly 10, 2016
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Speakers
Language
295,000,000
Arabic
34,000,000
Hausa
28,000,000
Yoruba
25,000,000
Amharic
24,000,000
Fula
24,000,000
Oromo
24,000,000
Igbo
18,000,000
Malagasy
Speakers
Language
15,000,000
Somali
12,000,000
Chewa
11,000,000
Akan
10,400,000
Zulu
9,800,000
Kinyarwanda
8,800,000
Kirundi
8,300,000
Shona
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level 44
Jul 10, 2016
Ethiopia is supposed to be Amharic, I've fixed it
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level 40
Sep 29, 2016
Why isn't Swahili included?
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level 14
Jul 25, 2018
There are 21 million Somali speakers (source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somalis). And there are 38 million native Oromo speakers (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oromo_people). There are only 20 million native Amhara speakers (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amharas). Because Amharic is the enforced national language in Ethiopia, many other ethnic groups speak Amharic in Ethiopia as a second language but only the Amhara people speak it as a first language. Also, Arabic did not originate even partially in Africa. It originated in West Asia.
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level 55
May 26, 2019
the number of Swahili speakers is estimated at approximately 100 millions. Amazigh (Berber) : 30 millions. Bambara : 15 millions. Wolof : 10 millions. they should appear.