How many countries have French as the official language?
Belgium (also Dutch and German)BeninBurkina FasoBurundi (also Kirundi)Cameroon (also English)Canada (also English)
Central African RepublicChad (also Arabic)Comoros (also Arabic
and Comorian)Côte d'IvoireDemocratic Republic of the CongoDjibouti
(also Arabic)Equatorial Guinea (also Spanish and
Portuguese)FranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Loyalty
IslandsFrench Southern and Antarctic LandsScattered islands in the
Indian OceanGuadeloupeMartiniqueMayotteNew CaledoniaRéunionSaint
BarthélemySaint MartinSaint Pierre and MiquelonWallis and
Futuna(Adelie land)(Clipperton Island)GabonGuernsey (with
English)GuineaHaiti (also Haitian Creole)part of Italythe Aosta
Valley with ItalianJersey (also English, ruled by the U.K.)Lebanon
(also Arabic)Luxembourg (also German and Luxembourgish)Madagascar
(with Malagasy and English)MaliMauritius (with
English)MonacoNigerRepublic of the CongoRwanda (with English and
Kinyarwanda)Saint Lucia (French Patois with
English)SenegalSeychelles (also English)Switzerland (also German,
Italian, and Rhaeto-Romansch)GenevaVaudJuraNeuchâtelFribourg (also
German)Bern (also German)Valais (also German)TogoVanuatu (also
Bislama and English)
30 countries list French as their official language.
I have left a link to the article source below called "French language."
The countries there were French colonies for a while and it was easier for everyone to speak French than to pick one of the many native languages of the area to be the official language. Choosing one of the local languages as the official language would have been viewed as favoring that particular ethnic group. french used to rule it so i became the official language.
There are 7 other countries where French is commonly spoken but is not an official language: Morocco Algeria Tunisia Lebanon Mauritania Mauritius Andorra French is also used as an immigrant language in many countries, particularly the United States and the UK. And at one time, it was the Lingua Franca of Europe.
The official language is the language that is mostly used in official departments. In many countries it is also the spoken language. However, in many countries it could be different than the spoken language(s) there. That happens sometime in small countries that use a more common language than their native language for official use. However, it may also occur in countries where the official language is not the common spoken language, such as in the…
Assuming you mean continents, and this is mainly considering countries with French as an official language: Europe (France, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Monaco) North America (Canada, Haiti) Asia (Lebanon) Africa (a large number of African countries speak French as an official language because many were former French and/or Belgian colonies)
There are 9 countries in South America where the national language is Spanish. However, as with English in the US, some have not declared an "official" language. The 6 countries where Spanish has been declared the official language: Bolivia Colombia Ecuador Paraguay Peru Venezuela The 3 countries where Spanish is the de facto national language, but is not established by law: Argentina Chile Uruguay There are 4 states where other languages are official or predominate…
Most countries have one (e.g. Argentina - Spanish; Iceland - Icelandic) or more (e.g. Canada - English, French; Israel - Hebrew, Arabic; Nauru - Naurian, English) official language. However some countries (e.g. Japan, United States of America, and the United Kingdom) do not have an official language per se, but rather, languages that are considered official de facto (Japanese, English, and English, respectively), because the majority of people and government business utilize one primary language.
I am doing a french project and i have to chose a country that has fenchas one of its major lagugase can you tell me one?
53 countries have significant French-speaking populations but the language is only official in about 40 of them. Notable countries that speak French besides France are Belgium, Switzerland, Algeria, Morocco, Congo, Canada, the United States (in Louisiana and northern New England), Haiti, Vietnam, and Tahiti.