San speaking countriesSan 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 527,746.0 people worldwide speak San as their mother tongue.
|Burkina Faso||Western Africa||no||1.9 %||397,000|
|Botswana||Southern Africa||no||3.5 %||82,000|
|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 maybe not listed here.