Official and Spoken Languages of African Countries.
List of official, national and spoken languages of Africa.
Africa is a continent with a very high linguistic diversity, there are an estimated 1500-2000 African languages.
Of these languages four main groupings can be distinguished:
(appoximately 200 languages) covering nearly Northern Africa (including the horn of Africa, Central Sahara et the top Nile)
gathering appoximately 140 languages with some eleven millions speakers scattered in Central and Eastern Africa.
covering the two third of Africa with as a principal branch the Niger-Congo which gathers more than 1000 languages with some 200 millions speakers. The Bantu languages of Central, Southern, and Eastern Africa form a sub-group of the Niger Congo branch.
gathering about thirty languages in Western part of Southern Africa.
All African languages are considered official languages of the African Union