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Extinct African Languages

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Africa is diverse country with 1,000 to 2,000 languages. But, did you know that dozens of languages are extinct? Here is a list of those languages.

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Yeni Report Abuse
Yeni became extinct during the 20th century. All that remains is a song that a few people can remember. It was formerly spoken in Cameroon.
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Ge'ez Report Abuse
Ge'ez is a South Semitic language that originated in Northern Ethiopia and Eritrea. It was the official language of the Kingdom of Aksum and the Ethiopian Imperial Court. It is one of the main languages used in the Ethiopian Tewahedo Church, the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church, and the Ethiopian Catholic Church.
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ǀXam Report Abuse
ǀXam is an extinct Khosian language of South Africa. Some ǀXam words are part of the South African motto.
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Old Nubian Report Abuse
It was spoken from the 8th to 15th century in Southern Egypt and Northern Sudan. It is related to Mahasi, a modern North Nubian language. It is one of the oldest written African languages.
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Coptic Egyptian Report Abuse
It was spoken from the 2nd to 17th century. It is the liturgical language of the Coptic Church.
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Torona Report Abuse
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ǁXegwi Report Abuse
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Teshenawa Report Abuse
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