South africa languages and religion

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South africa languages
Therre are eleven languages

South Africa is a multi-lingual nationand most of South Africans speak at LEAST two different languages.
Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans and English are the languages that are spoken by most people, and English is the mostwidely understood of all the languages.
And then there is FUNIGALORE - a combination of the different languages which makes it easier for some people of differing cultural backgrounds,to communicate with one another.

The literacy rate in South Africa for the total population is just under 82%.
By definition, the literacy of South African means that peopleaged fifteen and over, are able to read and write.Most of the daily newspapers in South Africa are published in English, as are most of the Radio Stations within South Africa.World cup
Turism: south african’s people communicate with tourist in english

Languages: IsiZulu 23.8%, IsiXhosa 17.6%, Afrikaans 13.3%, Sepedi 9.4%, English 8.2%, Setswana 8.2%,Sesotho 7.9%, Xitsonga 4.4%, other 7.2% (2001)

Ethnicity/race: black African 79%, white 9.6%, colored 8.9%, Indian/Asian 2.5% (2001)

Religions: Zion Christian 11%,Pentecostal/Charismatic 8%, Catholic 7%, Methodist 7%, Dutch Reformed 7%, Anglican 4%, other Christian 36%, Islam 2%, none 15% (2001)
Apart thei: the britanics dominate the black people , theyforced to south african people to learn english so it will be easier for them to comunicate with them.

There are movies like TOTSI , a film where that was record in englishbecause it’s the native languages. In this film we can also see problems of south África like sida problems, economicals problems, and others problems in the south african society.
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