Northern Sotho

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Northern Sotho
Sipedi
Native to South Africa
Region Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga
Native speakers 4 101 000[1]  (date missing)
Language family
Writing system Latin
Official status
Official language in  South Africa
Regulated by Pan South African Language Board
Language codes
ISO 639-1 nso
ISO 639-2 nso
ISO 639-3 nso
Northern Sotho speakers in South Africa

Northern Sotho (Sesotho sa Leboa in Northern Sotho) is an African language mainly spoken by people living in the Limpopo Province of South Africa.

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.

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