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17 Most Commonly Spoken Languages in Africa

Mark Rausch | AFK Insider   in 
May 3, 2015

Put your finger on the linguistic map of any African country, and a multitude of languages are likely to be heard there. The Niger-Congo region alone is home to speakers of more than 1000 languages. Here are the top 17 most commonly spoken languages in Africa.

Dholuo Dholuo is a Nilo-Saharan language spoken by around 6 million people in Africa, especially the Luo group in Kenya and Tanzania. The language is closely related to the Sudanese languages Nuer, Bari, Jur chol and Lep Achol.


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