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Official Languages in Africa

Arabic in Algeria, Comoros, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Somalia, Sudan, and Tunisia

Berber in Morocco and Algeria

Somali in Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Djibouti

Amharic in Ethiopia

Tigrinya in Eritrea

Setswana in Botswana

Swahili in Tanzania, Kenya, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda

Comorian in the Comoros

Chichewa in Malawi and Zambia

Kinyarwanda in Rwanda and it's closely related to Kirundi in Burundi

Kirundi in Burundi

Sango in the Central African Republic

Swati in Swaziland and South Africa

Malagasy in Madagascar

Seychellois Creole in the Seychelles

Mauritian Creole in Mauritius

Shona, Sindebele, and English in Zimbabwe

Sesotho in Lesotho and South Africa

Afrikaans, Ndebele, Xhosa, Zulu, Sepedi, Sesotho, Tswana, Swati, Venda, and Tsonga in South Africa.

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