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What Is the Most Spoken Language in South Africa?

What Is the Most Spoken Language in South Africa?

 

What is the meaning of language?

A language is a system of communication which consists of a set of sounds and written symbols that aids interactions between people in a given nation.

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What are the main purposes of language?

These are informative, expressive, directive, Aesthetic, and Phatic purposes of language.

 

What is the importance of language?

1. It is the principal method for human communication.

2. A culture is identified mainly by its spoken language.

3. It helps to create cultural ties and friendships.

4. Learning more than one language opens up job opportunities.

 

How many languages exist in South Africa?

South Africa has eleven official languages namely Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, SiSwati, Tshivenda, Xitsonga, Afrikaans, English, IsiNdebele, IsiXhosa and IsiZulu

 

What is the most spoken language in South Africa?

The most widely spoken language in South Africa is “IsiZulu”.

 

What are the top most common first languages spoken by South Africans?

The most common first languages spoken by the South African population are Zulu which constitute 23 percent, Xhosa by 16 percent and Afrikaans by 14 percent.

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What is the hardest South African language to learn?

Xhosa is the hardest South African Language to study due to quite a number of consonants that exist in this language.

 

What is the easiest language to learn in South Africa?

Afrikaans is found to be the easiest language to learn by tourists in South Africa.

 

What percentage of South Africa can speak English?

English language is spoken by 9.6% of South Africans who are mostly government workforces and staffs in the media industry.

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