More than 23 African countries lists English as one of their official languages while 26 uses French. Among African languages, Swahili is the most spoken on the continent with over 100 million speakers followed by Amharic and Yoruba respectively.
How many countries in Africa speak English as their official language?
At least 26 African countries list English as one of their official languages. Most recently Rwanda, long a French-speaking country, has switched to English as an official language. Burundi and Gabon are switching from French to English, and South Sudan is adopting English.
What percentage of Africa speaks English?
So, let’s review the top five: Of the 1 billion people in Africa (as of 2009), about 17% spoke Arabic, linguists say, while 13% spoke English, 11.5% spoke French, 10% spoke Swahili, and 5% spoke Hausa. And those languages only account for about half the population!
Which African countries speak correct English?
According to the report by World Linguistic Society, Uganda has the best English speakers in Africa . It is then followed by Zambia, South Africa and Kenya respectively. According to the study carried out, the majority of Ugandans can articulate English words fluently, than any other English speaking country in Africa.
Which country speaks worst English?
|2020 Rank||Country||2020 Proficiency Band|
|97||Saudi Arabia||Very Low Proficiency|
|98||Oman||Very Low Proficiency|
|99||Iraq||Very Low Proficiency|
|100||Tajikistan||Very Low Proficiency|
Which country speak most English?
English Speaking Countries 2021
Which language is spoken most in world?
English is the largest language in the world, if you count both native and non-native speakers. If you count only native speakers, Mandarin Chinese is the largest. Mandarin Chinese is the largest language in the world when counting only first language (native) speakers.