Africa: Seen through dialects, not colonial borders.

Africa_Langs

Each shade is a language; each color is a group of languages. Click the image for a larger version.

The Old Wolf has spoken. (For what it’s worth, I speak all African languages equally well.)

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3 responses to “Africa: Seen through dialects, not colonial borders.

  1. Just an FYI – the language in the area I live is not even labeled….It is in Northern Mozambique – the grey area between the Yao on the west, the Makonde on the North and the Mwani on the coast, but we are north of the Makua Nampula….Our language is Makhuwa-Meetto

    • Appreciate the comment. I’m not the author of the map, but it goes without saying that there are probably more dialects/languages spoken in Africa than even Ethnologue has documented.

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