Picture Languages

San speaking countries

San 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 4%, it is most widespread in Botswana. A total of about 541,508.0 people worldwide speak San as their mother tongue.
Distribution San

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
Burkina FasoWestern Africano1.9 %408,000
BotswanaSouthern Africano3.5 %84,000
NamibiaSouthern Africano1.9 %49,000

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 maybe not listed here.