Languages There are close to 3000 different languages in Africa.
The language that is spoken by the most people is Arabic, which is
concentrated in North Africa. The second biggest language is
Swahili which has more than 20 million speakers along the East
The languages of Africa are quite diverse and numerous. Some of
these languages date back to ancient times, languages such as Ge'ez
in Ethiopia and the language of the Ancient Egyptians.
The languages of Africa have a considerable amount of influence
from neighbouring countries and peoples. Examples of this is
Malagasy spoken in Madagascar and Swahili spoken on the east
african coast. Categorizing the languages of Africa has proved
difficult but the divisions today are widely accepted. The four
main indigenous language groups of Africa are Niger-Kordofinian,
Nilo-Saharan, Khoisan and Afro-Asiatic.