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Afrikaans and Swahili Speaking countries

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1 Countries
1.1 Countries
South Africa
African Union, Democratic Republic of the Congo, East African Community, Kenya
1.2 Total No. Of Countries
Spanish Speakin..
1
Rank: 14 (Overall)
4
Rank: 11 (Overall)
Bhojpuri Speaking Countries
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1.3 National Language
South Africa
Burundi, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, South Sudan, Tanzania
1.4 Second Language
Namibia, South Africa
Not spoken in any of the countries
1.5 Speaking Continents
Africa
Africa
1.6 Minority Language
Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Not spoken in any of the countries
1.7 Regulated By
Die Taalkommissie, National Languages Committee
Chama cha Kiswahili cha Taifa (Kenya)
1.8 Interesting Facts
  • Afrikaans Language is a mixture of English, Dutch, German, French and some South African language like Xhosa.
  • Afrikaans Language lacks case and gender distinctions.
  • Swahili language has borrowed many words from Arabic language.
  • The oldest written scripts in swahili language were found in 18th century.
    1.9 Similar To
    Dutch Language
    Burundi, Rwanda, Malawi Languages
    1.10 Derived From
    Dutch Language
    Arabic Language

    Afrikaans vs Swahili Countries

    Comparing Afrikaans vs Swahili countries gives you idea about number of countries that speak Afrikaans and Swahili languages.

    So we find that, total number of countries where Afrikaans is official language is 1 whereas total number of countries where Swahili is official language is 4

    Find if Afrikaans and Swahili are Most Spoken Languages. Comparison of Afrikaans and Swahili speaking countries will give you the presence of Afrikaans and Swahili languages in different countries. Along with Afrikaans vs Swahili countries, you can also compare Afrikaans vs Swahili.

    Afrikaans and Swahili as Minority Language

    In Afrikaans and Swahili speaking countries you will get the countries which have Afrikaans and Swahili as minority language. The language which is spoken by minority of population in the country is called as minority language.

    • Afrikaans as minority language: Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
    • Swahili as minority language: Not spoken in any of the countries.

    If you want to compare Afrikaans and Swahili dialects, then you can go to Afrikaans vs Swahili Dialects. Some of the official languages are also considered as minority languages.

    Afrikaans and Swahili Regulators

    Afrikaans and Swahili speaking countries provide you Afrikaans and Swahili regulators which are the official organizations that regulate them. Die Taalkommissie, National Languages Committee regulates Afrikaans language.Swahili is regulated by Chama cha Kiswahili cha Taifa (Kenya). Also get to learn, Afrikaans and Swahili Language History.

    Afrikaans and Swahili Continents

    Thinking about Afrikaans and Swahili continents in which Afrikaans and Swahili speaking countries are present. Check out more information on Afrikaans and Swahili. Most of the Afrikaans speaking countries lie in Africa. While Swahili speaking countries lie in Africa. Continentwise, most of the languages belong to Asian Languages and African Languages. It's always fun to know about interesting facts of any language, so lets discuss about unknown facts of Afrikaans and Swahili languages:

    Afrikaans Interesting Facts:

    • Afrikaans Language is a mixture of English, Dutch, German, French and some South African language like Xhosa.
    • Afrikaans Language lacks case and gender distinctions.

    Swahili Interesting Facts:

    • Swahili language has borrowed many words from Arabic language.
    • The oldest written scripts in swahili language were found in 18th century.
      • The Afrikaans language was derived from Dutch Language and is similar to Dutch Language whereas Afrikaans language is similar to Burundi, Rwanda, Malawi Languages and derived from Arabic Language.