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French Speaking Countries

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French Countries

Countries
Belgium, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, France, Gabon, Guernesey, Guinea, Haiti, Italy, Jersey, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Monaco, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Switzerland, Togo, Vanuatu

Total No. Of Countries
32
3

National Language
France

Second Language
Africa, Canada

Speaking Continents
Africa, Australia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Pacific, South America

Minority Language
Brazil, Cambodia, United States of America, Vietnam

Regulated By
Académie française (French Academy), Office québécois de la langue française

Interesting Facts
  • French is the only language, with English, that is taught in every country of the world.
  • French is the top language in Culinary Scene.

Similar To
Italian Language

Derived From
Latin

French Countries

French is one of the important languages. French countries are the countries where French is used for interaction between citizens and government officials. French countries are the countries where French is main language. In French countries, all the official documents are written in French language. In French speaking countries, various French Dialects are spoken. Each French dialect has it's own pronunciations and words, as a result of these differences, sometimes communication problems arise between speakers from different French speaking countries. Check out detailed information About French Language.

French national language and French as a Second Language

French speaking countries include both countries with French national language and French as a second language. Check if French language is one of the Most Spoken Languages.

  • French is national language of France.

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Second Language is a non-native language of the speaker, but used in the locality of that person.

  • French is second language of Africa, Canada.

The French countries mentioned under French Speaking countries are the countries where majority of people speak French language.

French as minority language

Countries with French as minority language are also included in French speaking countries.

  • French is spoken as minority language in Brazil, Cambodia, United States of America, Vietnam.

Along with French speaking countries check out French speaking population. The language spoken by minority of the population of a territory is called minority language.

  • Continent wise French speaking countries mainly lie in Africa, Australia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Pacific, South America.

You can also explore more about all Oceania Languages which are spoken in Oceania Continent.

French Regulator and Facts

Many world languages have one or more language regulators. The bodies that regulate standard languages are usually called language academies. Official organizations that regulate French language are French regulators. French is regulated by Académie française (French Academy), Office québécois de la langue française. The regulatory bodies of French lie in French speaking countries. Some of the interesting facts of French:

  • French is the only language, with English, that is taught in every country of the world.
  • French is the top language in Culinary Scene.
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The French language is derived from Latin and is closely related to Italian Language.