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African Languages

African languages number in their thousands and you can double that number if you count the dialects. Find links and information about all the major African languages and where they are spoken, below.

African Languages -- What is Spoken Where?
African language information and resources. Find out what African language is spoken where with links to online African language dictionaries and African language resources. Information about Swahili, Arabic, Amharic, Zulu, Afrikaans, Akan, Chewa and more.

Swahili (KiSwahili) For Travelers
Swahili (Kiswahili) for travelers to Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Learn some basic Swahili (KiSwahili) phrases and traveling in East Africa will be even more rewarding. Greetings, numbers, animals, transport and other basic phrases are covered in this article about Swahili. Find out where Swahili is spoken, basic rules of pronounciation, Swahili...

African Greetings: 35 Ways to Say "Hello" in Africa
African Greetings. Learn how to say hello in several African languages spoken in Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, Egypt, Morocco, Botswana, Malawi and more. Being able to greet someone in their own language will help you enjoy your contact with local people even more while visiting Africa and the effort will certainly be appreciated.

How to Say "Goodbye" in Africa
How to Say Goodbye in Africa - Saying Goodbye in Africa. Learn how to say "goodbye" in several African languages spoken in Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, Egypt, Morocco, Botswana, Malawi and more.

How To Say I love You in Africa
How To Say I love You in Africa - "I love You" in African Languages. Learn how to say "I love you" in several African languages spoken in Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, Egypt, Morocco, Botswana, Malawi and more.

How to Say "Thank you" in Africa
Saying thank you in Africa. Learn how to say thank you in several African languages spoken in Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, Egypt, Morocco, Botswana, Malawi and more. Being able to thank you to someone in their own language will help you enjoy your contact with local people even more while visiting Africa and the effort will certainly be appreciated.

African Proverbs
African Proverbs offer wisdom and poetry in just one sentence. Proverbs play an important part in African cultures all across the continent. The beauty of proverbs is the universality of their meaning, everyone can relate to them in some way, on some level. Yet they are also uniquely African and help us gain an insight into African culture....

South African English Slang
Speaking in South African English slang, or Sefrican. If you want to fit in with the locals, a little slang will go a long way.

Travel Quotes
Travel quotes to inspire you to pack a bag and explore the great continent of Africa.

Ethnologue Languages of Africa
The most thorough account of every spoken language in Africa on the web. Click on any African country on this list for a linguistic map and a breakdown of living languages, numbers of people who speak it as a first language and more.

Wikipedia African Language Portal
Wikipedia has a nice collection of articles about many African languages, language families, their origins and speakers.

African Language Phrase Books
The Africa Guide has a decent collection of phrase books and audio books which include Afrikaans, Swahili, Arabic, Twi, Hausa, Zulu and more.

South African Languages
There are 11 official languages spoken in South Africa, this web site has information on all of them including a brief history of each language, common phrases, pronunciation and more. The site also lists unofficial languages spoken throughout South Africa like Fanagalo, IsiCamtho and more.

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