Afar speaking countriesAfar 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 32%, it is most widespread in Djibouti. A total of about 2.4 m people worldwide speak Afar as their mother tongue.
|Ethiopia||Eastern Africa||no||1.7 %||1,954,000|
|Djibouti||Eastern Africa||no||31.5 %||311,000|
|Eritrea||Eastern Africa||no||4.3 %||150,000|
Unless otherwise described in the text, this page is about native speakers - not the total number of speakers. How many people understand or speak Afar as a subsequently learned language is not the subject of this page. Countries where native speakers make up only a few thousand or even a few hundred people, or countries with a percentage well below 1%, are maybe not listed here.