Have you ever wondered about the languages spoken in the African continent, the second largest continent in the world, which has almost 20% of the world’s population and has 54 countries in total? These official languages originate back 3000 years.
This language is generally spoken in the South East of Africa, Central Africa and its center. Bantu is a large upper language family, known to have originated in the Hami-Sami language family. The word literally means folk. Sub-branches of this language are Swahili, Chuana, Congo, Gonda, Mongo and Zulu. The Swahili language, which is considered a subcategory, is similar to Turkish as it contains many Arabic words and has many speakers in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Congo. Bantu languages are also spoken in Equatorial Guinea and the Gabon region.
This language family is dominated by West Africa. Wolof, Yoruba, Akan, Igbo and Fulani are the most well-known languages. Mandinka and Mande communities adopted this language as their mother tongue.
Zaghawa, Baya, Sao and Kanuri languages from the Nile-Sahara language family are spoken predominantly in West Africa and Eastern Central Africa.
It is also a language family spoken in West Africa. Despite similarities with the Hami-Sami family, linguist Joseph Greenberg chose to use the term. The dead languages are Assyrian, Akkadian and Babylonian.
It is spoken by Berbers, Egyptians and Libyans in North Africa. In Libya and Tunisia, there are not many Berber speakers.
This language, which has very few speakers, is lived in the Mauritania region. Fur, Zaghava and Nuba peoples started to use these languages after migration.
The people of Malagasi are located in the Madagascar region and their native language is Oceania.