South Africa is not called the rainbow country to no end! With such an assorted social scene, it was unavoidable that the languages of South Africa would likewise turn into a hot pot of contrasts.
Alongside the eleven official languages spoken in South Africa, numerous others, including different African, European and Asian dialects are additionally spoken. A portion of alternate dialects talked and specified in the Constitution include: Khoi, Nama and San dialects, communication through signing, Arabic, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Portuguese, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telegu, and Urdu.
The main language of business, politics, and the media, is English. English is also the most common language most South Africans will be able to understand. South African English, and indeed, most of the other official languages, lend heavily from each other, creating a type of universal South African “slang”, which incorporates words from various different languages.
Xhosa is a Nguni Bantu language with click consonants (“Xhosa” begins with a click) and one of the official languages of South Africa. It is spoken by approximately 7.6 million people, or about 18% of the South African population.