Languages in Africa

A change of scale for a continent such as Africa is always instructive, as its cultural diversity is often disregarded in the world and even sometimes called a country, because of how little people know about it. This map highlights the diversity within Africa (there is no ‘African language’) through easy colour-coding; it is particularly interesting because the information that is presented is not well known. It also gives us an idea of how languages were spread in the continent.

Still, it doesn’t show that in some countries, such as Cameroon, the official languages are  French and English, which would emphasise the impact colonisation had.

We could also point out the fact that this map indicates DNA sampling sites, spread all over the continent, proving its population’s rich history.

Source: http://pamillanequatorialguinea.weebly.com/culture-and-social-development.html ; 
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/african_languages.htm

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