Translation Services Tshwane/Pretoria

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.

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

  Language % Tshwane/Pretoria*
1 Afrikaans 47.7% 1 393 550
2 English 16.4% 479 124
3 Sepedi 8.0% 233 719
4 Setswana 5.4% 157 760
  Language % South Africa**
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

 

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