Learn 4 facts about Africa

Interesting facts about Africa
Interesting facts about Africa

The people of Africa tend to be religious. Africa is a continent rich in diversity when it comes to religious beliefs. A majority of the inhabitants of Africa follow Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Judaism or other more traditional African religions. Only a small number of Africans do not consider themselves to be religious.

  1. Arabic is spoken by 170 million people on the continent, followed in popularity by English (130 million), Swahili (100), French (115), Berber (50), Hausa (50), Portuguese (20) and Spanish (10).
  2. Over 25% of all languages are spoken only in Africa with over 2,000 recognised languages spoken on the continent.
  3. Africa is the second most populous continent with about 1.1 billion people or 16% of the world’s population. Over 50% of Africans are under the age of 25.
  4. The continent’s population will more than double to 2.3 billion people by 2050.

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