Top 16 Most Spoken Native African Languages

Enter the top 16 most spoken African languages spoken in the world. This list only includes languages native to Africa so Arabic (an Asian language) and Afrikaans (a dialect of Dutch), French, English, and other foreign languages are not included. This list accounts for all native speakers worldwide, not necessarily living within their home countries. It doesn't include second language speakers which accounts for the majority of Swahili and Amharic speakers.
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Last updated: July 25, 2018
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44 million
Hausa
40 million
Igbo
38 million
Oromo
28 million
Yoruba
24 million
Fula
22 million
Akan
21 million
Somali
20 million
Amharic
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18 million
Malagasy
12 million
Chewa
12 million
Zulu
9.9 million
Tigrinya
9.8 million
Kinyarwanda
8.8 million
Kirundi
8.3 million
Shona
8.2 million
Xhosa
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Jul 25, 2018
Great quiz!