Learn 4 facts about Africa

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Well over one thousand languages are spoken by the people of Africa. Some estimates put this number closer to two thousand.

  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. 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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