African Languages

The languages of Africa are divided into several major language families: Niger–Congo or perhaps Atlantic–Congo languages (Bantu and non-Bantu, the inclusion of Mande and a few other groups is disputed) are spoken in West, Central, Southeast and Southern Africa. Afroasiatic languages are spread throughout Western Asia, North Africa, the Horn of Africa and parts of the Sahel. Indo-European languages are spoken in South Africa and Namibia (Afrikaans, English, German) and are used as lingua francas in the former colonies of Britain and Liberia that was part of American Colonization Society (English), former colonies of France and of Belgium (French), former …

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Africa's Latent Assets

NBER · 25 March 2021 English

First, success in African society is talent driven and Africa has experienced high levels of perceived and actual social mobility. Africans are the most multilingual people in the world, have high levels of religious tolerance, and are welcoming to strangers. The experience of navigating cultural and linguistic diversity sets Africans up for success in a globalized world.

different histories. This history is reflected in African languages where 4We borrow this word inspired by Appiah this openness can be found in African languages. Many African languages have the same word for stranger/foreigner the 32 most widely spoken African languages and 91 non-African languages using GoogleTranslate and dictionaries dictionaries. 20 out of 31 (65%) African languages have the same words for stranger/foreigner and guest the surface of the important differences African languages can make. For example Bantu languages have


Technology for Development and Inclusion in Africa

SAIIA · 31 August 2020 English

As the world becomes increasingly connected through technology and digital innovations, technology Is also being framed as a panacea for developmental issues. Its application in the development sector is known …

and other programmes are not available in African languages. 2 Samia Mohamed Nour, “Africa Bridging


Resettlement Framework Liberia Learning Foundations Project (P172705)

World Bank Group · 10 June 2020 English

belonging to the Niger-Congo family of African languages, found throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. Traditionally


Resettlement Framework Liberia Learning Foundations Project (P172705)

World Bank Group · 10 June 2020 English

languages belonging to the Niger-Congo family of African languages, found throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. Traditionally


Decolonizing the African University

PCNS · 24 April 2020 English

This Policy Brief looks at successive attempts to transform the African university, in initiatives that have alternately been termed part of a larger Africanization or decolonization project. We chart attempts at intellectual decolonization launched by African-born scholars such as Ali Mazrui and Samir Amin, as well as scholars from the African diaspora, including W.E.B. We will examine decolonization projects as launched in Makerere University and the University of Dar es Salaam in East Africa, and CODESRIA in Dakar, as well as more recent attempts by North African thinkers

Gikuyu and it will teach all those other African languages French, Portuguese or Arabic have become


COVID-19: The Impact on Small Businesses and Gaps in Current Solutions: The …

CDE · 7 April 2020 English

There are over five million micro and small businesses in South Africa, many of which are located in the informal sector. Covid-19 has already had a devastating impact on small …

need to be available in all official South African languages The application process needs to be executed


Enhancing Young Children’s Language Acquisition through Parent–Child Book-Sharing : A Randomized Trial …

World Bank Group · 7 February 2020 English

Worldwide, 250 million children under five (43 percent) are not meeting their developmental potential because they lack adequate nutrition and cognitive stimulation in early childhood. Several parent support programs have …

the availability of books for children in African languages, but the linguistic complexity and variety


The Science of Adult Literacy

World Bank Group · 31 January 2020 English

This report considers the science of adult literacy acquisition, with the goal of identifying principles that may improve the effectiveness of adult literacy programs. We define literacy as a continuum, …

very poor transparency, while many North African languages such as Swahili are more consistent in their


The Science of Adult Literacy

World Bank Group · 1 January 2020 English

This report considers the science of adult literacy acquisition, with the goal of identifying principles that may improve the effectiveness of adult literacy programs. We define literacy as a continuum, …

very poor transparency, while many North African languages such as Swahili are more consistent in their


Enhancing Young Children’s Language Acquisition through Parent–Child Book-Sharing : A Randomized Trial …

World Bank Group · 1 January 2020 English

Worldwide, 250 million children under five (43%) are not meeting their developmental potential because they lack adequate nutrition and cognitive stimulation in early childhood. Several parent support programs have shown …

the availability of books for children in African languages, but he linguistic complexity and variety


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