Mastering Xhosa will take from you 1100 hours or 44 weeks in a class according to FSI. Difficulty category for mastering it is evaluated 2 point.
Learning Afrikaans might seem like a overwhelming thing to do. FSI has concluded that it takes 575-600 hours or 23-24 weeks in a class to learn the language. The difficulty point is 1.
You will most likely find people, who speaks Xhosa in South Africa, Botswana and Lesotho.
Number of native speakers is about 8,200,000.
Number of fluent speakers is about 19,200,000. The biggest country in which Xhosa is used as a native language is South Africa.
Native speakers of Afrikaans are mostly from South Africa and are about 7,200,000 people.
Afrikaans are spoken fluently by 8,200,000 people.
The language is spoken in South Africa and in parts of Namibia.
Xhosa came from Southernmost member of the Bantoid group of the Niger-Congo language family.
Dutch based pidgin is the origin of Afrikaans language.