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French Speaking Countries

by Vishul Malik

French is a beautiful language spoken by millions of people around the world.

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French is a global language spoken by millions of people across five continents. From Europe to Africa, North America to the Caribbean, and beyond, there are many countries and regions where French is an official language or widely spoken, these countries and territories are known as the Francophonie. The following table highlights the countries along with information on the number of French speakers, and official language of that country:


Top French Speaking Countries in the World

Country Number of French Speakers (Approx.) Official Language of Country
France 75 million French
Canada 7.3 million English, French
Belgium 4.5 million Dutch, French, German
Switzerland 1.5 million German, French, Italian, Romansh
Haiti 8.4 million French, Haitian Creole
Luxembourg 600,000 Luxembourgish, French, German
Monaco 39,000 French
Democratic Republic of the Congo 35 million French
Ivory Coast 3.1 million French
Madagascar 175,000 French, Malagasy
Mauritius 1.2 million English, French
Seychelles 30,000 English, French, Seychellois Creole


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