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We have included a quick guide to the four most spoken languages in Pretoria below.
The four most spoken languages in Tshwane are Afrikaans (48%), English (16%), Northern Sotho (Sepedi) (8%), and Setswana (5%). The 2011 national census estimated the city's urban population at 3 million people.
English speakers account for only 9.8% of the South African population. When translating into Afrikaans, Northern Sotho, and Setswana you will be reaching an additional 31% of people in their home language. This is approximately three times more South Africans countrywide.
|1||Afrikaans||47.7%||1 393 550|
|1||Afrikaans||13.7%||6 855 082|
|2||English||9.8%||4 892 623|
|3||Sepedi||9.3%||4 618 576|
|4||Setswana||8.2%||4 067 248|
Census 2011: First language demographics South Africa: Afrikaans, Northern Sotho and Setswana
*Statistics South Africa Census 2011: Tshwane population 272 921 488
**Statistics South Africa Census 2011: South African population 51.7 million
Pretoria, also called Tshwane, is the administrative capital of South Africa. This makes it one of the most important cities in South Africa, itself the 25th most populous country in the world. South Africa is a partner in the influential BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) alliance and the major political, economic and developmental force on the African continent. Despite being only the fourth largest city in South Africa, much of the country’s educational, scientific and diplomatic infrastructure resides in Pretoria, lending the city an outsize influence both domestically and in regional and international affairs.
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