Translation Services Johannesburg

The four most spoken languages in Johannesburg are isiZulu (23%), English (20%), Sesotho (10%), and Setswana (8%). The 2011 national census estimated the city's population at 4.4 million people.

English speakers account for only 9.8% of the South African population. When translating into isiZulu, Sesotho and Setswana you will be reaching an additional 39% of people in their home language. This is approximately four times more South Africans countrywide.

We have included a quick guide to the four most spoken languages in Johannesburg below. You can get more detailed information on all 11 official languages on our home page.

  Language % Johannesburg*
1 IsiZulu 23.1% 1 024 445
2 English 19.8% 878 096
3 Sesotho 9.5% 421 309
4 Setswana 7.6% 337 047
  Language % South Africa**
1 IsiZulu 23.2% 11 587 374
2 English 9.8% 4 892 623
3 Setswana 8.2% 4 067 248
4 Sesotho 7.7% 3 849 563


Census 2011: First language demographics South Africa: IsiZulu, English, Setswana and Sesotho
*Statistics South Africa Census 2011: Johannesburg population 4 434 827
**Statistics South Africa Census 2011: South African population 51.7 million

 

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