Language families spoken in Africa

Africa: Language families

The indigenous languages of Africa are divided into 6 major language families: Afroasiatic, Nilo Saharan, Niger Congo A, Niger Congo B (Bantu), Khoisan, Austronesian

After European colonization in Africa, another group of languages appeared – Indo-European.

The most common language groups in Africa


The total number of languages natively spoken in Africa is 2,200.

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