What is the French language known as?

Answer #1 French, I guess. Answer #2 The French language may be known as the language of the Academie Francaise, which defines the standards of correct, educated French. It may be known as the language of the arts, due to the dance discipline of ballet. It may be known as the language of colonialism and conquest, due to French settlements on the African, American and Asian continents; and on Caribbean and Pacific islands. At the same time, it may be known as the language of diplomacy, government, and politics due to the historic support of the French to the revolutions in the United States of America, and in France. It may be known as the language of education and research due to its famous universities, such as the Sorbonne of Paris and the Universite d'Aix-en-Provence; and to its inquiring tradition that led to the deciphering of the hieroglyphics of ancient, pharaonic Egypt. It may be known as the language of entertainment due to French involvement in film, music, and theater. It may be known as the language of expression and romance, due to the charm of its cityscapes and countrysides. It may be known as the language of fine dining, due to French cheese, desserts, drinks, and fish and meat dishes. It may be known as the language of the medieval troubadours, who were the traveling singers of the Middle Ages. It may be known as the language of science and technology, due to the respective contributions of Pierre [May 15, 1859-April 19, 1906] and Maria Sklodowska [November 7, 1867-July 4, 1934] Curie and of Louis Pasteur [December 27, 1822-September 28, 1895] to radiation and to pasteurization.