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The Languages of Africa

Official estimates state that there are 2,000 languages spoken throughout the continent of Africa, which are then broken down into these groups: * Afro-asiatic: these languages are spoken in many countries of northern, eastern and southwestern Africa. The family of Afro-asiatic languages includes approximately 240. The main ones are the Semitic family, Kushite, Berber, and […]

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Understanding Each Other in Different Languages

Mutually intelligible languages are those which allow speakers to understand each other in both written and oral contexts, without the necessity of studying or having much knowledge of the other language.  This is what happens between native speakers of Danish, Swedish and Norwegian; it also is the case for speakers of Afrikaans and Dutch. The […]

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