If you want to start learning your first words in an African language then you should install African First Words now. African First Words teaches you to say 135 essential words each in 12 topics. Below are the topics you will learn in each language.

1. Numbers
2. Colours
3. Shapes
4. Fruits
5. Food
6. Animals
7. Human body
8. Clothes
9. Things at home
10. Transport
11. Nature
12. Vegetables

In African First Words you will learn 8 African languages including Hausa, Igbo, Swahili, Twi, Wolof, Xhosa, Yoruba and Zulu. Even though the app can be used by anybody it is more suitable for children with it beautiful drawings and animations.

African First words uses beautiful drawings to teach you how to say all the words. All the words are voiced by native speakers from Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Senegal and South Africa. You can listen to the words normally or you can listen to them slowly so that you hear them properly.

African First Words uses beautifully drawn animated fun games to help you retain what you learn. Each topic includes a corresponding game where you help a bird get to its nest, a giraffe to eat leaves from a tree, a donkey to drink water in a stream and a bee to find a flower. These games will engage and help you to learn all the words.
You can also check your score to know how you are doing from the game stats or go to the Game Center and see how you compare to other people playing the games.

What’s New

Version 1.1.0

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

QueenAllure ,


It’s definitely helping me understand everything perfectly! I hope to speak it fluently one day! This was a great start in my goal! Everyone should get this no matter how old you are it’s for everyone!

Yrema2 ,

Almost great

This app has amazing potential! And is one of the two best apps I have found for teaching Igbo to children

I love almost everything about this app. My big criticism is that the “booing” noise the app makes when a child gets an answer wrong terrifies my 4 year old with ASD.

He loves this app and has learned dozens of words. But he runs away and refuses to play anymore as soon as he gets one wrong answer. He will stay in “learn” mode for long periods of time, and he used to love the “games” until he started getting a few wrong answers.

Also, when getting a wrong answer in games mode it would be better to give the child a second try so they can learn and get it write.

Please reduce the negative feedback to facilitate better and more inclusive learning... I would love to give this a “five”

Jori Bori ,


I am learning basic Xhosa as my minor at college and I am practicing during the summer so I’ll be perfect at it when I go back to college. This is the perfect app to learn basic Xhosa!!❤️

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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