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Table 1: 

Language, family, number of speakers (Eberhard et al., 2020), and regions in Africa.

LanguageFamilySpeakersRegion
Amharic Afro-Asiatic-Ethio-Semitic 33M East 
Hausa Afro-Asiatic-Chadic 63M West 
Igbo Niger-Congo-Volta-Niger 27M West 
Kinyarwanda Niger-Congo-Bantu 12M East 
Luganda Niger-Congo-Bantu 7M East 
Luo Nilo Saharan 4M East 
Nigerian-Pidgin English Creole 75M West 
Swahili Niger-Congo-Bantu 98M Central & East 
Wolof Niger-Congo-Senegambia 5M West & NW 
Yorùbá Niger-Congo-Volta-Niger 42M West 
LanguageFamilySpeakersRegion
Amharic Afro-Asiatic-Ethio-Semitic 33M East 
Hausa Afro-Asiatic-Chadic 63M West 
Igbo Niger-Congo-Volta-Niger 27M West 
Kinyarwanda Niger-Congo-Bantu 12M East 
Luganda Niger-Congo-Bantu 7M East 
Luo Nilo Saharan 4M East 
Nigerian-Pidgin English Creole 75M West 
Swahili Niger-Congo-Bantu 98M Central & East 
Wolof Niger-Congo-Senegambia 5M West & NW 
Yorùbá Niger-Congo-Volta-Niger 42M West 
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