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Zande speaking countries

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

As a percentage of the total population, the largest share of around 6 percent is in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A total of about 7.1 million people worldwide speak Zande as their mother tongue.
Distribution Zande

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
Democratic Republic of the CongoCentral Africano6.1 %5,850,000
SudanNorthern Africano2.7 %1,233,000

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 unlikely to be listed here.