Language Info

Xhosa 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

Xhosa uses characters from the following Unicode blocks


The worldwide literate language population for Xhosa is 9,891,068 people across 2 countries.

South Africa

9,871,488 people
18.00% literate in Xhosa


19,580 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