South Africans are surrounded by people who speak indigenous languages. We know the sound of it, but many of us wandering about this country do not actually understand any of the indigenous African languages. You would think that we would have absorbed the languages by having been exposed to them, but alas! It does require time and effort.
Deciding which language to learn is a major decision.
South Africa is linguistically diverse, with 11 official languages although up to 25 languages are spoken in here. Of the 11 official languages, 9 languages are indigenous to Africa. If you didn’t grow up speaking any of these languages, it may be hard to decide which one to learn.