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Country vs country: South Africa and United Kingdom compared: Language

Definitions

  • Languages: A rank ordering of languages starting with the largest and sometimes includes the percent of total population speaking that language.
  • Major language(s): Country major languages.
STAT South Africa United Kingdom HISTORY
Languages IsiZulu 23.8%, IsiXhosa 17.6%, Afrikaans 13.3%, Sepedi 9.4%, English 8.2%, Setswana 8.2%, Sesotho 7.9%, Xitsonga 4.4%, other 7.2% English, Welsh (about 26% of the population of Wales), Scottish form of Gaelic (about 60,000 in Scotland)
Major language(s) 11 official languages including English, Afrikaans, Sesotho, Setswana, Xhosa and Zulu English

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014

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