Mastering Afrikaans will take from you 575-600 hours or 23-24 weeks in a class according to FSI. Difficulty category for mastering it is evaluated 1 point.
Learning Lao might seem like a overwhelming thing to do. FSI has concluded that it takes 1100 hours or 44 weeks in a class to learn the language. The difficulty point is 2.
You will most likely find people, who speaks Afrikaans In South Africa and in parts of Namibia.
Number of native speakers is about 7,200,000.
Number of fluent speakers is about 8,200,000. The biggest country in which Afrikaans is used as a native language is South Africa.
Native speakers of Lao are mostly from Laos and are about 3,000,000 people.
Lao are spoken fluently by 3,200,000 people.
The language is spoken in Laos, Thailand, Australia, Cambodia, Canada, France, Thailand, and USA..
Afrikaans came from Dutch based pidgin.
Tai-Kadai language family is the origin of Lao Language