Johannesburg is South Africa’s largest and most densely populated metropolis, attracting a diverse population of people who speak a variety of languages.
Which language is mostly spoken in South Africa?
Johannesburg is a multilingual city with many different languages spoken. In Johannesburg, all 11 of South Africa’s official languages are spoken, with English, Isizulu, Isixhosa, and SeSotho being the most generally spoken.
32% of Johannesburg residents speak Nguni languages at home, 24% speak Sotho languages, 18% speak English, 7% speak Afrikaans and 6% speak Tshivenda.