Africa has numerous attractions and beautiful destinations but what about the people in those countries? More specifically what about their accents? In today’s video, we will be looking at the top 10 sexiest African accents.
- Setswana spoken in Botswana
The Tswana language also known as Setswana is a Bantu language spoken in Southern Africa by about five million speakers. It is the official language spoken in Botswana. It is also spoken in north-west of South Africa. Although Tswana is spoken mostly in South Africa and Botswana, a small number of speakers are also found in Zimbabwe and Namibia. It is spoken by around 4 million people.
- Somali spoken in Somalia
Somali is the official language of Somalia and as the mother tongue of the Somali people. It is the best documented of the Cushitic languages, with academic studies of it dating from before 1900. It is spoken by 6.5 million people.
- Kinyarwanda spoken in Rwanda
Kinyarwanda is the national language of Rwanda. Kinyarwanda is one of the four official languages of Rwanda (along with English, French and Kiswahili) and is spoken by almost all of the native population. It is spoken by 20 million people with over 12 million in Rwanda.
- Akan spoken in Ghana
Akan is the principal native language of the Akan people of Ghana, spoken over much of the southern half of Ghana by 63% of the population. The Akans have a strong oral history tradition of their past. The cultural and historic nature of the Akans in Ghana makes it an area of research for literary studies, linguistics, and history. It is estimated that about 22 million people speak the language.
- Shona language Spoken in Zimbabwe
There are about 16 official languages spoken in Zimbabwe but the main language spoken is Shona. It is one of the most widely spoken Bantu languages. It is estimated that there are about 10.8 million Shona speakers in Africa. It is concluded that Shona speakers moved into present day Zimbabwe from South Africa.
- Zulu Spoken in South Africa
Zulu, is one of South Africa’s official languages. Branching out from the Bantu/Nguni family of languages, Zulu has more than 10 million speakers, and is the second most widely spoken Bantu language (after Shona). Zulu is written using the Latin alphabet and is influenced by the Khoisan language which accounts for the unique “clicking” sounds within the dialect.
- Amharic Spoken in Ethiopia
Amharic is the fourth most widely spoken language in Africa with 25 million natives and 3 million emigrants speaking it. Amharic is the second largest Semitic dialect on the continent after Arabic and mainly spoken in Ethiopia. Being a native language, Amharic is one of the very few languages having its own alphabet, while most others use Arabic or Latin letters.
- Oromo Spoken in East Africa
Oromo is a Cushitic language spoken by about 30 million people in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Egypt, and it is the third largest language in Africa. The Oromo people are the largest ethnic group in Ethiopia and account for more than 40% of the population. They can be found all over Ethiopia.
- Hausa spoken in Nigeria
Hausa, one of Nigeria’s official languages, and a member of the Chadic branch of Afro-Asiatic family of languages is spoken by more than 50 million Africans as their first language. Other than Nigeria, Hausa is spoken in Niger, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Togo, Ghana, and Chad.
- Kiswahili spoken in East Africa
Kiswahili also known as Swahili is a Bantu language and the first language of the Swahili person. It is spoken in many part of east and southern Africa including Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, some parts of Malawi, Somalia, Zambia, Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is also spoken in the Comoros Islands. Kiswahili is spoken by 100 to 150 million people.