What is the only African country with German as a national language?

Namibia is a multilingual country wherein German is recognised as a national language (a form of minority language). While English has been the sole official language of the country since 1990, in many areas of the country, German enjoys official status at a community level.

Which countries speak German as a national language?

German is the most widely spoken mother language and an official language in four countries in the European Union: Germany, Austria, Belgium and Luxembourg. German is also an official language in Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

Is German spoken anywhere in Africa?

Approximately 16 per cent of the European Union’s population speak German. Outside of Europe, there are many other countries where German is spoken, such as Kazakhstan, Namibia, and South Africa. There are other parts of the world where German is also spoken by a small percentage of the population.

Does South Africa speak German?

Mostly originating from different waves of immigration during the 19th and 20th centuries, an estimated 12,000 people speak German or a German variety as a first language in South Africa.

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.

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What was the largest German speaking state?

Over 50 million Americans claim German ancestry, which makes them the largest single claimed ethnic group in the United States.

German speakers in the United States by states in 2000.

State German speakers
California 141,671
New York 92,709
Florida 89,656
Texas 82,117
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