San speaking countriesSan is no official language in any country, but is spoken as a mother tongue in three countries by a minor part of the population.
With 419,913 native speakers, San has the highest prevalence in Burkina Faso. As a percentage of the total population, the largest share of around 4 percent is in Botswana. A total of about 558,581.0 people worldwide speak San as their mother tongue.
|Burkina Faso||Western Africa||no||1.9 %||420,000|
|Botswana||Southern Africa||no||3.5 %||91,000|
|Namibia||Southern Africa||no||1.9 %||48,000|
Unless otherwise described in the text, this page is about native speakers — not the total number of speakers. How many people understand or speak San 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 unlikely to be listed here.