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South Africa

South Africa Language Stats

Definitions

STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
English status The main means of communication in urban areas. Many second generation people from India, Portugal, Germany, and Greece speak English as first language. Official language. Bible 1382-1989. 1989
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% 2001
Linguistic diversity index 0.869 2009 20th out of 200
Major language(s) 11 official languages including English, Afrikaans, Sesotho, Setswana, Xhosa and Zulu 2013

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"South Africa Language Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/South-Africa/Language