In contrast, the African languages were confined to informal domains of use and had less overtly recognised prestige, even when occurring as regional linguae francae among larger populations (Simpson 2008:3).
However, it goes beyond these arguments and illustrates how this could become tenable through the development of linguae francae that can be used across borders in Africa.
If so, can they be developed to serve as regional linguae francae with several nations sharing the burden of developing and documenting these languages if they are not documented?
These two languages are the most widely used linguae francae in Africa today.
We need to explore the possibility of having linguae francae in other African regions.