Module Five, Activity Five

Language Activity

The map of African languages below shows up to four of the most widely spoken languages in each African country in alphabetical order. Remember that most countries have many more languages than this. In all, Africa has over 1000 languages that are spoken every day! Look through the languages listed below to answer the following instructions:

African Languages Map

To view a map of Africa with the name of countries, click here.

  1. Find an example of two separate countries that have people who speak the same language in both countries.
  2. Go through the list and write down any names of languages you have heard of before.
  3. Count how many different countries have Arabic listed as a language that its people speak. What about Fulfulde?

 


Note: This information is based on a more comprehensive list found at http://www.ethnologue.com/page/africa 

Go on to Activity Six or choose from one of the other activities in this lesson plan: