Dan Matulis, Brea Boyd, Kysa Paul
Dr. Ssensalo
African Literature
December 8 2011
Term Paper
Africa, the second largest continent with an expansive population of 700 ,million people which is home to a tropical climate, amazing species of animals, and over 800 languages and cultures. This land is full of singing, dancing, drumming, and concerts.
The Republic of South Africa is a parliamentary democracy comprising nine provinces which is located at the southern tip of Africa, with a 2,798 kilometres (1,739 mi) coastline on the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. To the north lie Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe; to the east are Mozambique and Swaziland; while Lesotho is an enclave surrounded by South African territory.
South Africa is known for its   diversity in cultures and languages. There are eleven official languages that   are recognized within the constitution. The languages are:   Xhosa, Zulu, Afrikaan, Venda, Ndebele, Sepedi, Setswana, South Ssesotho, Swati   and Tsonga.   Two of these languages are of European origin: Afrikaans, a language which originated mainly from Dutch that is spoken by the majority of white and Coloured South Africans, and South African English. Though English is commonly used in public and commercial life, it is only the fifth most-spoken home language.
South Africa is and   ethnically diverse country. About 79.5% of the South African population is of black African ancestry,   which is divided among a variety of ethnic groups speaking different Bantu languages, nine of which have official South African   status. South Africa also contains the largest communities of European, Asian, and racially mixed ancestry in Africa.
In addition to South Africas ethnically diverse country   it also call itself home to   seven difrent tribes.   The   thee largest tribes: Sotho Tribe, Zulu Tribe and the Xhosa tribe. The next four tribes are not as big   but have as much tradition and culture. They are the: Bushmen /San tribe, Ndebe tribe, Lemba...