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Zande speaking countries

Zande is no official language in any country, but is spoken as mother tongue in 2 countries by a minor part of the population.

With a share of around 6%, it is most widespread in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A total of about 6.6 m people worldwide speak Zande as their mother tongue.

Distribution Zande

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
Democratic Republic of the CongoCentral Africano6.1 %5,463,000
SudanNorthern Africano2.7 %1,184,000



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