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Xhosa speaking countries

Xhosa is the official language in South Africa but is not spoken in any other countries. The Xhosa language (native name: isiXhosa) has its roots in the Niger–Congo language family.



Further languages in South Africa are:
Distribution Xhosa

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
South AfricaSouthern Africayes16.0 %9,489,000



Unless otherwise described in the text, this page is about native speakers - not the total number of speakers. How many people understand or speak Xhosa 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.