Anglophone countries in Africa

Anglophone countries in Africa

The English language is getting more and more popular on African continent, and in this article, we will tell you how many countries in Africa speak English in our days. It seems that the list can be extended in the near future.

Anglophone countries in Africa

Anglophone countries of Africa

In our days more and more African countries accept English as an official language. Here we have the list of anglophone countries in Africa.

1. Botswana

Anglophone countries in Africa

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English and Tswana are two official languages in this country. The country gained constitution and independence in 1965. The population of the country is 2.1 million people.

2. Cameroon

Anglophone countries in Africa

In addition to English, French is the official language. Before 1961 the country was a colony of France.

3. Eritrea

Anglophone countries in Africa

The official languages of this country: English, Tigrigna, and Arabic. The country is multi-ethnic, the population is 6.3 million people.

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4. Gambia

Anglophone countries in Africa

One of the anglophone countries in West Africa.

5. Ghana

Anglophone countries in Africa

Another English speaking country in the west of the continent. Around 67% of the population speak English.

6. Kenya

Anglophone countries in Africa

Swahili and English are the official languages. There is so-called Kenyan English, a local dialect of the language.

7. Lesotho

Anglophone countries in Africa

The country is located in South Africa.

8. Liberia

Anglophone countries in Africa

The official language is English. Until 1947 it was an American colony.

9. Malawi

Anglophone countries in Africa

The country of southeastern Africa. Official languages are English and Chichewa.

10. Mauritius

Anglophone countries in Africa

This is the Island that is located in the Indian Ocean. The English is considered as an official language of the parliament.

11. Namibia

Anglophone countries in Africa

The official language of the country is English but only 3% of the population speaks this language.

12. Nigeria

Anglophone countries in Africa

The country was a British colony until 1960. The most populated among English speaking countries in Africa.

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13. Rwanda

Anglophone countries in Africa

The country of East Africa, there are three official language English, French, and Kinyarwanda.

14. Seychelles

Anglophone countries in Africa

The official languages are French, English and Seychellois Creole.

15. Sierra Leone

Anglophone countries in Africa

This is the west African country. Engli is used as a school and government language.

16. Somaliland

Anglophone countries in Africa

Another one among anglophone countries. The county gained independence in 1991.

17. South Africa

Anglophone countries in Africa

There are 11 official languages in the Republic, and one of them is English.

18. South Sudan

Anglophone countries in Africa

The English language is a primary at all levels of education.

19. Swaziland

Anglophone countries in Africa

Swati and English are the official languages.

20. Tanzania

Anglophone countries in Africa

Swahili and English are the official languages of the United Republic of Tanzania.

21. Uganda

Anglophone countries in Africa

Sawahili and English have the status of official languages. English is a language of universities and schools of the country.

22. Zambia

Anglophone countries in Africa

English is a language of business, universities, and schools of the country.

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23. Zimbabwe

Anglophone countries in Africa

English is the language of education and judiciary. There are 16 of official languages.

Now you know how many English speaking countries there are in Africa, the language is getting more popular across the continent, so maybe it means that continent becomes more educated.

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Source: Legit.ng

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