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Afar is no official language in any country, but is spoken as mother tongue in 3 countries by a minor part of the population.

With a share of around 35%, it is most widespread in Djibouti. A total of about 2 million people worldwide speak Afar as their mother tongue.
CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
EthiopiaEastern Africano1.7 %1,784,000
DjiboutiEastern Africano34.8 %333,000
EritreaEastern Africano4.3 %255,000