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Learning Local Languages
More than 1,000 languages are spoken in Africa, including English, French, Arabic, and Portuguese. Lonely Planet offers several pocket-size language guides, including phrasebooks for the relevant Swahili, Portuguese, and French languages. Before you go, visit these websites below for the basics.
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Travlang Basic instruction in common words and phrases in over 150 different languages—plus, pronunciation guides and chat rooms so you can try out your new language skills.
Africa: Languages and Software Links to language programs and teaching software designed to teach at least one language spoken in nearly every African country.
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