Swahili is the most spoken language in Africa, with over 100 million speakers.
Amharic is the official language of Ethiopia and is the second most spoken language in the country after Oromo, with over 21 million speakers.
Yoruba is one of West Africa’s most spoken languages, accounting for over 30 million speakers in Nigeria, Benin and Togo, and it is one of Nigeria’s official languages.
Oromo is spoken by over 30 million people in the Horn of Africa, particularly in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Egypt.
Hausa is one of Nigeria’s official languages, and one of the most spoken Chadic languages on the continent, with over 40 million native and second language speakers.
One of Nigeria’s official languages, Igbo is spoken by over 20 million people, with a significant amount of speakers in Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea.
IsiZulu, or Zulu, is one of South Africa’s official language. It has over 10 million speakers.
Shona is the most spoken language in Zimbabwe, with over 10 million speakers in a population of over 14 million.
Arabic is a Semitic language, and it’s spoken by 280 million native speakers worldwide.
Portuguese is the official language of six African states, including Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde, Sao Tome e Principe and Equatorial Guinea.
There are over 120 million French speakers who use the language as their mother tongue or secondary language. .
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