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What languages are spoken in France?

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Wiki User
04/22/2018

The only official language of France is French. This has been enforced in the Constitution (article 2).

Other languages have been spoken on the French soil. Most of them, due to the language repression policy, are now seriously endangered.

It just depends on regions some regions speak different languages but most regions speak French. Breton, Corsican, Occitan, Catalan, Basque, Alsatian, Flemish, are regional languages in France, but it isn't difficult to find locals who speak English, German, and other languages. Tourism and other commerce has fostered the use of other languages by natives for a long period.

The schools do teach English classes and because of the influx of people from other parts of the world other languages can be heard, but French is the national language. The top three languages of France is 1.French 2.Basque and 3.Catalan

We generally count 10 regional languages: alsatian-lorrain (upper German dialects), arpitan (or francoprovençal), basque, catalan, corsican, flemish (dutch dialect), ligurian (padanian dialect), occitan (or provençal or langue d oc), romani, and yiddish (native in Alsace).

We should add the dialects of French generally grouped as "languages of oïl" (picard, walloon, gallo, poitevin-saintongeais, normand...) and the languages of overseas possessions.

And finally we could add all the languages spoken by foreigners...

Klingon, Urdu, and Esperanto

Well, obviously French. But most Europeans speak about six languages each, normally including English, and their borders. In this case, Italian, Spanish, or German, maybe. Also maybe an Asian language, Portuguese, or maybe a Scandinavian language. They sort of have a choice, but most normally at least speak English. However, if you are going to France, you do not know any French and you are American, I would suggest learning these words in French, 'I'm sorry. I don't know French.' or something like that. You might be wondering, 'Why would I say that?' but it's... polite.

Historically, Basque at the western end of the Pyrenees, Provençal in the South, Breton in Brittany. These are tiny-minority languages nowadays, with Basque the most genuinely living. There is also a Franco-German dialect in Alsace which is considerably different from French.

French is the official language of France, spoken by about 85% of the population. Other major languages of French are English (34%), Spanish (13%), German (8%), and Italian (2%).

1. French

2. Swiss German

3. Italian

(more than 90% of the population speaks French).

1) French.

2) Occitan: a language very similar to French, but not quite the same, spoken in the South. Also called Provençal (though technically speaking Provençal is a dialec of Occitan nowadays most people in France will use the term Provençal).

3) German: in Alsace, a province bordering with Germany, the speak mostly German.

4) Arabic: there are many immigrants from North-Africa, coming mainly from former French colonies such as Algeria and Marocco

The top 1 language of France is French. After that, only minority languages exist.

The top 4 minority languages are:

Breton

Corsican

Occitan

Basque

English

French 88%, German 3%, Flemish 0.2%, Italian 0.1%, Catalan 0.4%
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The language spoken in France is French.
People who live in France speak French.
In Brittany, in northwestern France, Breton (similar to Welsh) is spoken by many. Some on both sides of the France/Spain border speak Catalonian, also known as Catalán. Near the borders, many are bilingual, knowing both French and the neighboring language--Spanish, Italian, or German.
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Wiki User
07/06/2011

Yes. There are 23 languages spoken in France, but 99% of the people speak French.

Wiki User
03/31/2009

France is inhabited by the French. French people speak French.

Wiki User
04/29/2010

Breton, Corsican, Occitan, Catalan, Basque, Alsatian, Flemish, are regional languages in France.

Wiki User
05/14/2010

People in France speak French.

Wiki User
07/06/2011

The top 1 language of France is French. After that, only minority languages exist.

The top 4 minority languages are:

Breton

Corsican

Occitan

Basque

Wiki User
07/06/2011

Here is a list of all 23 languages spoken in France:

1. Basque

2. Breton

3. Caló

4. Catalán-Valencian-Balear

5. Corsican

6. Dutch

7. Franco-Provençal

8. French

9. French Sign Language

10. German, Swiss

11. Greek

12. Italian

13. Ligurian

14. Luxembourgeois

15. Lyons Sign Language

16. Occitan

17. Picard

18. Portuguese

19. Romani, Balkan

20. Romani, Sinte

21. Romani, Vlax

22. Spanish

23. Vlaams

Wiki User
07/06/2011

French is the most spoken language in France. All other languages are considered minority languages.

Wiki User
07/06/2011

Occitan and Catalan

Wiki User
11/28/2017

The 1 official language of France is French, spoken as either a first or second language by more than 98% of the population.

In addition, there are more than 7 officially recognized minority languages:

  1. Catalan
  2. Alsatian
  3. Corsican
  4. Breton
  5. Gallo
  6. Occitan
  7. Tahitian

There are 9 local and french-based languages that are not officially recognized:

  1. Basque
  2. Flemish
  3. Franco-Provençal
  4. Lorraine Franconian
  5. French Guiana Creole
  6. Guadeloupean Creole
  7. Martiniquan Creole
  8. Non-French Oïl languages
  9. Réunion Creole

Here is a list of all 23 languages spoken in France:
1. Basque
2. Breton
3. Caló
4. Catalán-Valencian-Balear
5. Corsican
6. Dutch
7. Franco-Provençal
8. French
9. French Sign Language
10. German, Swiss
11. Greek
12. Italian
13. Ligurian
14. Luxembourgeois
15. Lyons Sign Language
16. Occitan
17. Picard
18. Portuguese
19. Romani, Balkan
20. Romani, Sinte
21. Romani, Vlax
22. Spanish
23. Vlaams (Flemish)

About 40% of the population can speak English at a reasonable level.

Wiki User
07/06/2011

23

Wiki User
07/06/2011

French

Occitan

Catalan

Basque

Romani

Wiki User
07/06/2011

There are 23 languages spoken in France. The most common is French.

Wiki User
09/17/2011

French is the primary language of France. The school's do teach English classes and because of the influx of people from other parts of the world other languages can be heard, but French is the national language.

Wiki User
04/22/2012

The 1 official language of France is French.

In addition, there are more than 7 officially recognized languages:

  1. Catalan
  2. Alsatian
  3. Corsican
  4. Breton
  5. Gallo
  6. Occitan
  7. Tahitian
Wiki User
02/03/2013

People in France speak French. This is a Latin-based language with some Germanic inputs.

Wiki User
04/15/2014

France has made French the official language. Other ethnic and racial groups, however, live in France. This means that other languages are also spoken. For example people groups in France include Slavs, North Africans, Indochinese and the Basque people. Clearly they speak homeland languages along with French.

Wiki User
02/20/2009

In France people speak French.