About the French Language

French is spoken by 55 million speakers in France, 3 million in Belgium, 1.5 million in Switzerland, 6.5 million in Canada, and 5 million in former French and Belgian colonies.  It is an official language in 44 countries and an official language of the United Nations.  An estimated 50 million people around the world speak French as a second language.


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French-Speaking Countries

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