Malawi named 6th best English speaking African country

A study conducted by World Linguistic Agency has named Malawi as sixth best English speaking African country, the African Leadership magazine as reported.

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The study names Uganda as the best while Zambia becomes the second.

According to reports, the study revelations have risen amid video from a Miss Rwanda contestant that was shown struggling with English in a country that made a move from Francophone to Anglophone.

The study also sees Nigerians being credited for taking the spot for constructing good sentences that are grammatically flawless.

English and Chichewa are Malawi’s two official languages.

English was introduced into Malawi towards the end of the 19th century, due to the influence of British explorers, missionaries, the arrival of the African Lakes Corporation and colonial administrators present since the establishment in the 1890s of the British Central Africa Protectorate.

The seventy years of British Colonial rule that followed the Scramble for Africa, set the groundwork for English to grow into the area’s dominant and most socially prestigious language.

Among other things official government records are written in English, the parliament conducts its deliberations in English, the laws of Malawi are written in English, progression into secondary and higher education requires certification of competence in English, nearly all Malawian newspapers are published in English (though some include small Chichewa supplements),

The full list is as follows

1.Uganda

  1. Zambia
  2. South Africa
  3. Kenya
  4. Zimbabwe
  5. Malawi
  6. Ghana
  7. Botswana
  8. Sudan
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mkalikisha
Guest

is Chewa an official language or is it just the national language. pliz dont misinform people

Luke
Guest

Nanunso a Master, why are yuo expossing yuor incomptency in speaking Queens tongue by making repeatition?? We don’t say “mother tongue language” that’s repeatition. Again, what do you mean when you say “chizungu?” do you mean language or western culture? because here in Malaw, aperson can eat in chizungu, walk in chizungu, dress in chizungu, bear children in chizungu and have sex in chizungu. Therefore, chizungu is not language.So try to correct yourself so that our country should ascend from the current position.

Mmalawi Weniweni
Guest

i don’t agree that Ugandans are the best English speakers,

Angoni
Guest

Thinking Aloud, The order should have been as per below;

1. Uganda
2. Zambia
3. Kenya
4. Zimbabwe
5. Malawi
6. South Africa
7. Ghana
8. Botswana
9.Sudan.

mashati
Guest

South africa better be last their English its not glamatically correct

SOTHINI MBWENUMBWENU
Guest

THESE ARE GOOD PRAISES THAN RATED POOREST COUNTRY ON THE PLANET.
LETS ADD MORE EFFORT TO RISE TO THE NEXT POSITIONS BY MOTIVATING OUR TEACHERS PARTICULARLY WHO TEACH IN THE LOWEST CLASSES IE STD 1-5

clement
Guest

I don’t agree south Africa to be ahead of Malawi and Zimbabwe and I prefer Zimbabwe to top the standings. Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe we speak grammatic English.
someone one was calling me eeh! My men, I asked him to differentiate btwn man and men and he failed. So to me a man is singular to plural men. My question to those findings, what method did they follow to put South Africa on third? These South Africans they speak broken English.

Mfana ofewa
Guest

Better pamenepo Malawi

mangochi Kabwafu
Guest

Mwati chani kikikikiki. A china Sudan mono, nde muziti zeni zeni. Koma abale.

car key
Guest

Mind you..English is not just the mother tongue of england but it is also a communication language in the whole language..a scientific and mathematical language as well

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