Languages in Taiwan

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When I ask people about the language that is used in Taiwan, many people will answer "Mandarin" and probably small number of them will add "Taiwanese". In fact, Taiwan has more than that!

The official language of the country is Mandarin, the same language spoken in China. Besides, Taiwanese language is widely used in households, public places, and even in political campaigns. There are also Hakka and aboriginal languages. 

Zulu Language

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Here is an interesting language from South Africa, which is similar to Swazi language. It is called Zulu or isiZulu. Zulu is the language of the Zulu people with about 10 million speakers and the majority live in South Africa. In 1994, it became one of South Africa's eleven official languages. This language possesses several click sounds, which are typical of South African languages.

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