Four ancient African languages – older than English – but spoken till this day

Nii Ntreh July 13, 2020
Khoisan Hunter-gatherers

Khoisan languages

The umbrella group of Khoisan languages is the oldest spoken language in Africa. This is not surprising because the speakers are the Africans with the oldest established biological connection to prehistoric humanity dating back to nearly 100,000 years ago.

The languages have been spoken for at least, 5,000 years. They are known for their click consonants.

The languages are spoken by the southern African San tribe-folk (Khoikhoi) whose numbers are dwindling. This, coupled with the fact the Bantu languages are the most spoken in that area, means that the Khoisan languages are in danger of extinction.


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