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1. Posted by i c e (Respected Member 326 posts) 8y

This may be a 'duh' question but....
I know that northern Africa is French and Arabic and Angola and Mozambique are Portuguese and South Africa is English. What do the rest of the countries speak? Is there one major dialect that is spoken?

If I spoke Spanish, English, Portuguese, and French Could I talk to everyone? (except Arabic).

Thank you very much,

Pura vida,
Fique um Deus,
peace out,
chao,

ice

2. Posted by baluba (Respected Member 407 posts) 8y

You will find that you can get by in most countries with French, English and Portugese. Of course there are a multitude of African languages as well. Swahili is spoken in Kenya and Tanzania as well as parts of Malawi and Mozambique I believe. Zulu is spoken in South Africa and Swaziland as well as 'Click' and other tribal languages. German, I think, is spoken in Namibia and South Africa together with Africaans and English. Zimbabwe has at least 9 tribal languages as do many other countries.

English is spoken mostly in the east, Tanzania, Kenya, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Egypt, Gambia and South Africa and French is spoken more in the north, west and central areas, as well as Madagascar.

3. Posted by i c e (Respected Member 326 posts) 8y

Hey, Thanks dude.
Sounds great! I wonder if they make Rossetta Stone in Shwahili?/LOL

peace,

ice

4. Posted by i c e (Respected Member 326 posts) 8y

Hey, Thanks dude.
Sounds great! I wonder if they make Rossetta Stone in Shwahili?/LOL

peace,

ice

5. Posted by guide.khal (Budding Member 9 posts) 8y

Hii ! my name is khalid.

your question is logic ! in africa
we can find more than 6 european languages ! it was braught and lift by the clonisation waves to africa during the beginning of 20th century.
but local languages are vry varied ! more than 900 !
in morocco, e find Tamzighte" it is only devided into three dialects, that the peopl of nort for example can't completly communicate with the south tribes,
and arabic " just in administration" an other langues we call it " Darija " 20 % of moroccan speak this language and 0% speak Arabic " as the most europeans think that in morocco people they speak arabic !!! 80 % they speak berber ( tamazight : original name )!

well : for more information iam listenning to everybody !