andre wrote:kman1 wrote:Hi everyone, I have some questions for those of you living in South Africa. I intend to spend a month in S. Africa in two years for the 2010 World Cup that will take place there. I been told that I should learn Xhosa or Zulu since they are the languages that are spoken the most there besides English. Is that true?
No. Zulu and Xhosa are the two biggest natively spoken languages in SA, but they are both region bound, with very few second language speakers.
Sociolinguistic and Language Planning Organizations wrote:[Zulu] is frequently used as a contact language giving it the status of a lingua franca. It is widely used as a second language by white as well as back South Africans.
Wikipedia on Zulu wrote:10.3 million (2006)
Total: 26 million
Levo wrote:Do white native English speakers in SA learn Afrikaans?
Do blacks learn Afrikaans or English more? (Those not having any of these as native languages)
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