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Most Spoken African Language by African Country

Guess the most spoken African language (native and non-native where data is available) in each African country.
Only including countries whose territorial majority is on the African mainland (no island countries)
European languages, Arabic, and European-based Creoles are excluded
Not including Western Sahara/Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
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Last updated: May 20, 2022
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Country
Speakers
%
Answer
Ghana
24 336 000
80%
Akan
Ethiopia
56 800 000
52%
Amharic
Guinea-Bissau
397 000
29%
Balanta-Kentohe
Mali
17 111 251
80%
Bambara
Ivory Coast
4 700 000
18%
Baoule
Sudan
2 000 000
6%
Beja
Malawi
9 545 870
50%
Chewa
Zambia
3 855 400
37%
Chewa
South Sudan
4 500 000
39%
Dinka
Tunisia
11 000
0.1%
Djerbi
Togo
1 921 000
23%
Ewe
Equatorial Guinea
1 081 534
86%
Fang
Gabon
560 000
32%
Fang
Benin
2 539 200
24%
Fon
Guinea
3 857 900
35%
Fula
Mauritania
900 000
20%
Fula
Cameroon
1 100 000
4%
Ghomala
Niger
10 658 960
55%
Hausa
Nigeria
52 000 000
25%
Hausa
Algeria
5 000 000
14%
Kabyle
Rwanda
8 148 690
99%
Kinyarwanda
Burundi
10 280 200
98%
Kirundi
Republic of the Congo
2 778 313
50%
Kituba
Liberia
1 058 448
20%
Kpelle
Uganda
20 000 000
44%
Luganda
Mozambique
7 400 000
35%
Makhuwa
Gambia
946 200
38%
Mandinka
Burkina Faso
11 560 388
53%
Mossi
Libya
140 000
2%
Nafusi
Chad
1 000 000
7%
Ngambay
Egypt
300 000
0.3%
Nobiin
Namibia
1 054 773
49%
Ovambo
Central African Republic
4 443 600
92%
Sango
Zimbabwe
14 000 000
97%
Shona
Djibouti
524 000
59%
Somali
Somalia
9 324 250
95%
Somali
Lesotho
1 798 200
90%
Sotho
D.R.C.
31 582 464
43%
Swahili
Kenya
39 427 500
75%
Swahili
Tanzania
52 209 000
90%
Swahili
Eswatini
1 004 150
95%
Swazi
Morocco
4 820 790
14%
Tashelhit
Sierra Leone
2 500 000
47%
Temne
Eritrea
2 540 000
48%
Tigrinya
Botswana
1 669 680
77%
Tswana
Angola
12 740 000
39%
Umbundu
Senegal
11 336 000
80%
Wolof
South Africa
28 000 000
54%
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