There is great diversity in Africa, and there are many different native people groups. Many of these people groups have their own languages, and there are well over a thousand languages recognized on the African continent. Because of this, the African continent has the highest level of multilingualism in the world.
- Almost 40% of adults in Africa are illiterate, and two-thirds of them are women.
- Africa has the largest remaining populations of lion, elephant, rhinoceros, cheetah, hyena, leopard and hundreds of other species.