Why does Africa have different languages?
One of the reasons for the continent’s rich linguistic diversity is simply down to time – people in Africa have had more time to develop languages than peoples elsewhere in the world. But the development of Africa’s languages is also due to cultural and political factors.
Why English is the official language or one of the official languages in so many African countries?
While the English language is valued by African countries as serving global economic interests, it also may serve economic and peace relations within the continent. English may be viewed as a tool that crosses regional, cultural and linguistic barriers.
What is the official language in Africa?
The Union has defined all languages of Africa as official, and currently uses Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swahili.
What does Africa mean in Latin?
Other theories for the origin of the spelling of Africa stems from the adjective for Africa in Latin“Afer,” which means Black or Dark and “Aprica” meaning “Sunny.” The spelling of Africa originates from the Greek word phrike, combined with the negating prefix a-, Aphrike means land free of cold or horror.
Which country has the most English speakers 2020?
India is the most populous nation with English as its official language, with over 1 billion people.
Which country has no official language?
Some countries, such as the United States, have no official national language but do have areas where an official language has been adopted. Still other countries have no official languages at all. These include Australia, Eritrea, Luxembourg, Sweden and Tuvalu.