17 Most Commonly Spoken Languages in Africa

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Written by Mark Rausch

Put your finger on the linguistic map of any African country, and a multitude of languages are likely to be heard there. The Niger-Congo region alone is home to speakers of more than 1000 languages. Here are the top 17 most commonly spoken languages in Africa.

Sources: nairaland.com, nationsonline.org

This article was first published Feb. 18, 2014.