The languages of South Africa

We’re not called the rainbow nation for nothing. South Africa has 11 official languages, and scores of unofficial ones besides. English is the most commonly spoken language in official and commercial public life – but only the sixth most spoken home language.

The country’s democratic constitution, which came into effect on 4 February 1997, recognises 11 official languages, to which the state guarantees equal status. South Africa. info. Read the whole article…

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