Xhosa national language and Xhosa as a Second Language
Xhosa speaking countries include both countries with Xhosa national language and Xhosa as a second language. Check if Xhosa language is one of the Most Spoken Languages.
- Xhosa is national language of South Africa.
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Second Language is a non-native language of the speaker, but used in the locality of that person.
- Xhosa is second language of Lesotho, South Africa.
The Xhosa countries mentioned under Xhosa Speaking countries are the countries where majority of people speak Xhosa language.
Xhosa as minority language
Countries with Xhosa as minority language are also included in Xhosa speaking countries.
- Xhosa is spoken as minority language in Botswana, Lesotho.
Along with Xhosa speaking countries check out Xhosa speaking population. The language spoken by minority of the population of a territory is called minority language.
- Continent wise Xhosa speaking countries mainly lie in Africa.
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Xhosa Regulator and Facts
Many world languages have one or more language regulators. The bodies that regulate standard languages are usually called language academies. Official organizations that regulate Xhosa language are Xhosa regulators. Xhosa is not regulated. The regulatory bodies of Xhosa lie in Xhosa speaking countries. Some of the interesting facts of Xhosa:
- Xhosa has 15 click sounds, borrowed from the khoi-khoi and san languages of the South Africa.
- The same sequence of consonants and vowels can have different meaning when said with different tones, so Xhosa is tonal.
The Xhosa language is derived from Khoi-Khoi and San Languages and is closely related to Zulu, Swazi, and Ndebele.