Afrikaans speaking countriesAfrikaans is one out of eleven official languages in South Africa and is spoken in 1 more countries as monther tongue by a part of the population.
With a share of around 14%, it is most widespread in South Africa. A total of about 8.4 million people worldwide speak Afrikaans as their mother tongue.
|South Africa||Southern Africa||yes||13.5 %||8,106,000|
|Namibia||Southern Africa||no||10.4 %||269,000|
Unless otherwise described in the text, this page is about native speakers - not the total number of speakers. How many people understand or speak Afrikaans 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.