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Updated: Sep 14, 2022

Test your knowledge on the native and national languages spoken throughout Africa in this 12-question quiz. You can download the answer sheet at the bottom of the post. Good luck , enjoy and don't forget to comment your score.

Use the quiz to brush up on your African History knowledge, in a fun games night with your friends and family or even for educational purposes!

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*Answers selected can only be confirmed by downloading the answers sheet.


Question #1 - Which of the following is not a national language of Sudan?

Choose one:

  • A) French

  • B) Arabic

  • C) English

Question #2 - The national languages of Cameroon are French and English.

Is this statement True or False?

Select an answer below:

  • A) True

  • B) False

Question #3 - Twi, Dagaare, Dangbe, Dagbane, Ga, Kasem, are all languages indigenous to which country?

Choose one:

  • A) Senegal

  • B) Niger

  • C) Ghana

Question #4 - 'Maninka' is a native language indigenous to which country?

Choose one:

  • A) Niger

  • B) Guinea

  • C) Djibouti

Question #5 - How many countries in Africa speak French?

Select an answer below:

  • A) 21

  • B) 15

  • C) 29

Question #6 - This native African language is spoken in 12 countries, which one do you think it is?

Choose one:

  • A) Hausa

  • B) Xhosa

  • C) Swahili

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Question #7 - Equatorial Guinea added Portuguese as an official language in what year?

Choose one:

  • A) 2009

  • B) 2011

  • C) 2013

Question #8 - 'Gbe' and 'Kabiye' are languages native to which country?

Select an answer below:

  • A) Mali

  • B) Benin

  • C) Togo

Question #9 - 'Ibibio', 'Fulfulde' and 'Kanuri' are native languages indigenous to which country?

Select an answer below:

  • A) Ghana

  • B) Nigeria

  • C) Ivory Coast

Question #10 - In which of the following countries do people NOT speak Swahili?

Choose one:

  • A) Sudan

  • B) Congo DRC

  • C) Malawi

Question #11 - What is the official language of Lesotho, other than English?

Choose one:

  • A) Southern Sotho

  • B) Shona

  • C) Swahili

Question #12 - Pidgin English is spoken widely in which 4 countries ?

Select an answer below:

  • A) Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Niger

  • B) Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe

  • C) Nigeria, Ghana, Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon

You've completed the quiz, well done! Click below to check your answers. Don't forget to leave the quiz a comment of your score!

Quiz 05 - Languages - ANSWER SHEET
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