Language Info

Afrikaans written in Latin script

Below you'll find all the characters used to write this language and all the countries where this language is used.

Standard Characters

The minimal characters required for this language

Auxiliary Characters

Additional letters (beyond the minimal set) used in foreign or technical words found in typical magazines, newspapers, etc..

Punctuation Characters

The marks used to separate sentences and to clarify meaning

Unicode Blocks

Afrikaans uses characters from the following Unicode blocks


The worldwide literate language population for Afrikaans is 8,998,973 people across 3 countries.

South Africa

7,129,408 people
13.00% literate in Afrikaans


1,863,585 people
75.00% literate in Afrikaans


5,980 people


Our data is sourced from a number of places, and we want to give them credit here. We use ISO639 codes for the country codes that support the language.

  1. Unicode CLDR
  2. CLDR Exemplar Characters