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According to OIF (Organisation_internationale_de_la_francophonie) and its Haut Conseil de la francophonie, there are about 300 million French speakers in the world; 112.6 million whose mother tongue is French, 60.6 million 'partial or occasional' French speakers, and about 100-110 million who have learned French and use it occasionally, mainly for business.
The number of French speakers, French being their first language is estimated to be around 136M. An estimated 250M use French as 'Lingua Franca'.

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Approximately 500 million people speak French today, about 200 million of which are native speakers.

About 500 million people french. French is the world's 11th most common language. 200 million are naive speakers. french is a very popular language that continues to grow in speakers. because Canada and France are popular countries which are known for peace and freedom and also sightseeing. because of these 2 countries its became a popular language to learn so we can thank them :)
Approximately 90-100 million people speak French (as their first language). This includes the people of France, Quebec, countries in west Africa (which were former French colonies), and some islanders (in the Caribbean and in the Pacific).

Another 200 million speak French as a second language.
As of 2011, there are about 70 million native speakers, plus another 200 million who speak it as a second language.
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