SELECTED LANGUAGES AND THEIR POLICIES IN AFRICAHajara Yahaya Bello, Mode Marafa
This paper reviews the selected language and their policies in Africa, the paper begins with the definition of the concept of language, policy and goes further to look at how scholars views on language policy. Next, the paper examines language policy as it appears in some country in African. The paper went further to discuss guage choice at independent, official language and national language. Finally, the conclusion was drawn that the national language recognizes mother tongue or language of the immediate environment, as a language of instruction in primary 1-3 and English, French, Portuguese, from primary 4 and above.
Keywords: Language, language policy, language at independent, official language and nationallanguage.