The country with the most official languages is South Africa, with the following 11 languages.


Language First language speakers
Zulu 11,587,374
Xhosa 8,154,258
Afrikaans 6,855,082
English 4,892,623
Northern Sotho 4,618,576
Tswana 4,067,248
Sotho 3,849,563
Tsonga 2,277,148
Swazi 1,297,046
Venda 1,209,388
Ndebele 1,090,223
Total 50,961,443

Note that although English is the most commonly used language in media and government, it’s only the 4th largest native language in the country.