|Native to||South Africa|
|Region||Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga|
|Native speakers||4 101 000 (date missing)|
|Official language in||South Africa|
|Regulated by||Pan South African Language Board|
Northern Sotho is one of the eleven official languages of South Africa. It is spoken by almost 4 618 500 people, or 8.4% of South Africans at home (2011-census). Northern Sotho is part of the Sotho language family.