What are the Top 10 Best English speaking nations in Africa in 2021?

What are the Top 10 Best English speaking nations in Africa in 2021?

Which African Countries Speak Good English in the World?

English is the second most spoken language in the world after the Chinese language. It is spoken by 372 million native and about a billion non-native speakers. Approximately 64% of native English speakers are in the United States, 16.6% in the United Kingdom, 5.3% in Canada, 4.7% in Australia, 1.3% in South Africa, 1.3% in Ireland, 1.3% in New Zealand, and the remaining 5.5% are spread across the world. There are about 6.5 million native English speakers and 700 million non-native English speakers in Africa. SOURCE: https://www.worldatlas.com/

What are the Top 10 Best English speaking nations in Africa?– Africa is one of the most populous continents in the world with a current population of 1,335 billion and constitutes about 16.72% of the world’s total population. Africa has a history of colonization from European powerhouses with Britain ruling 30% of the continent at a point in time. English has become one of the widely used official language across the African continent. This means outside Britain, Africa is home to the most fluent English speakers.

What are the Top 10 Best English speaking nations in Africa?

Britain colonized and controlled nations from East Africa to Southern Africa. From a period of 1880-1990 Britain controlled Egypt, Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Gambia, Sierra Leone, northwestern Somalia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Nigeria, Ghana, and Malawi. Chances are high that these former British colonies boasts the highest English speaking rates across the continent.

In Africa, English is widely used as a measure of intelligence. From early childhood development to adulthood, fluent speaking people are regarded the most intelligent than the vernacular speaking counterparts.

What are the Top 10 Best English speaking nations in Africa?


Rwanda boasts 70.80% literacy rate with a current population of 12 893 557 million people an equivalent of 0.17% of the total world population. Rwanda is a landlocked country and one of the smallest countries in Africa. It was previously colonized by Germany and Belgium. Currently regarded as the innovative hub of Africa under the stewardship of President Paul Kagame the country has 4 official languages. Rwanda’s official languages include English, Swahili, French and Kinyarwanda. English is the main language in Rwanda and is used for educational purposes across the nation and Kinyarwanda is their mother tongue.


Ghana a former British colony, with an estimate population of 31,072,940 million, its population is equivalent to 0.4% of the total world population. Ghana is ranked at number 47 as the most populated country in the world. Ghana is a multi-cultural nation which has 11 widely spoken languages. English is Ghana’s official language and used by government, business and educational affairs. English remains the main used language in Ghana despite the nation being surrounded by French speaking nations.

Ghanaian “heavy” English ascend attracts a lot of criticism as they mix English with heavy tone of pidgin hence confuses pure English speakers. Ghana takes the number 9 spot in the list of top 10 English speaking nations in Africa.



Malawi is home to 0.25% of the world population and has a population of 19,039,332 million. Malawi is located in Southeast Africa. A former British colony as Nyasaland, Malawi uses English as its official language. Despite it being a multi lingual nation, the government, business and education sector of Malawi uses English to conduct business. Malawi boasts a 65.75% literacy rate.


Kenya another former British colony found in Eastern Africa has a population of 53,771,296 million which is equivalent to 0.69% of the total world population. Kenya is merging to be an African Economic powerhouse due to tourism muscle. Kenya has a 78.73% literacy rate. Due to its cultural diversity, English and Swahili remains Kenya’s official languages. English is officially used in Business, Judiciary, Government and Education.


Botswana a former British colony has a population of 2,351,627 million and constitutes 0.03% of the total world population. Botswana has 88.47% literacy rate and has English as their official language