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Afrikaans speaking countries

Afrikaans is the official language in South Africa and is spoken in 1 more countries as monther tongue by a part of the population. The Afrikaans language (native name: Afrikaans) has its roots in the Indo-European language family.

With a share of around 14%, it is most widespread in South Africa. A total of about 8.1 million people worldwide speak Afrikaans as their mother tongue.

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
South AfricaSouthern Africayes13.5 %7,800,000
NamibiaSouthern Africano10.4 %255,000