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In addition to its many other attractions, Africa offers incredible linguistic diversity. Most African languages belong to one of the following four language families: Afro- Asiatic, Nilo-Saharan, Niger-Congo (with the Bantu languages as the major branch) and Khoisan.
- Coverage of the 13 key African languages
- Useful words and phrases to get you by in any part of the continent
- Handy pronunciation guide throughout
- Easy coloured-tab navigation
Coverage includes: Afrikaans, Amharic, Arabic, French, Hausa, Malagasy, Portuguese, Shona, Swahili, Wolof and Xhosa.
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