The Official Languages


South Africa is the only country in the world to have 11 Official Languages.

The 11 Official Languages of South Africa are:

Afrikaans, English, isiNdebele, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sesotho sa Leboa, Sesotho, Setswana, siSwati, Tshivenda, Xitsonga.

Besides the 11 Official Languages, there are many other unofficial languages that are spoken in South Africa. These unofficial languages that are spoken are: Arabic, Chinese Languages, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Koi, Nama and San Languages, Portuguese, Sanskrit, Sign Language, Tamil, Telegu, and Urdu.

Even though English is the most commonly spoken business language, statistics show that it is only the fifth most spoken home language.