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In addition to its many other attractions, Africa offers incredible linguistic diversity. Most African languages belong to one of the following four language families: Afro- Asiatic, Nilo-Saharan, Niger-Congo (with the Bantu languages as the major branch) and Khoisan.
Coverage of the 13 key African languages
Useful words and phrases to get you by in any part of the continent
Handy pronunciation guide throughout
Easy coloured-tab navigation
Coverage includes: Afrikaans, Amharic, Arabic, French, Hausa, Malagasy, Portuguese, Shona, Swahili, Wolof and Xhosa.
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