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Where does French-speaking people live, besides France?

Does anyone know where all French-speaking people live?(Besides France) I am looking for French-speaking areas where I can be a missionary or use my scientific knowledge to build wells and stuff for French-speaking people in poverty would need. Thank you for your help! Much appreciated!!

April 22, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/sfinvold

Belgium, Switzerland and Luxembourg are three of the most popular places for people. However, since you said you wanted to be a missionary, I would try some African countries. Here are two a Wikipedia articles listing countries with French as an official language and geographical distribution of French-speaking people: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_territorial_entities_where_French_is_an_official_language and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geographical_distribution_of_French_speakers

Canada is also a country with French as an official language. However, it doesn't need much missionary work, like the three countries first listed.

April 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchKitten03

Thank you so much!!!

April 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/sfinvold

No problem! :-)

April 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchKitten03

:P

April 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DragonPolyglot
  • Canada

  • Belgium

  • Switzerland

  • Many African countries

  • French Polynesia

  • Some Caribbean nations

Full list of countries where French is an official langauge: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_territorial_entities_where_French_is_an_official_language

List that includes places where French is spoken but it's not the official language: http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/countries_by_languages.htm

April 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/UrBoiChipsAhoi

All over the world you will find French speakers. I'd suggest looking up member states of La Francophonie.

April 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Katred2

I think others have largely covered countries where it enjoys official status. I live in Quebec (Canada) and speak it basically every day, even though my husband and I communicate in English. (He is French.) Along with English and Spanish, it's immensely useful in a lot of places in the world.

April 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchKitten03

That is pretty cool!!

April 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/PatCantDuo

France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Niger, Chad, Central African Republic (don’t go there), DROC, ROC, Gabon, Cameroon, Canada, Benin, Guinea, Algeria, etc.

April 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Dare3966

just remembered Haiti and St. Martin (St Martin is east of Puerto Rico).

April 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DavonaOrle

Ivory Coast, Martinique, and some parts of West Africa that I know off hand.

April 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Dare3966

French Guiana, South America. In the U.S. perhaps Louisiana swamp areas.

April 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DavonaOrle

Haiti.

April 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DavonaOrle

OK in La Louisiane there are St. Charles Parish and Avoyelles Parish.

April 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/refusenick

Nearly half of African countries are French-speaking. In fact, there are more French-speakers in Africa than anywhere else. Depending on level of comfort, I would suggest Gabon or Cote d'Ivoire over difficult environments like the Congo or Chad.

April 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/5Lizzy5

Haiti, in the Carribean, speaks lots of French. I was a missionary and lived there for over ten years. I learned to speak Creole which is the language that they speak casually, but French is the proper language. Most textbooks and Bibles are written in French. Almost every Haitian speaks French and Creole.

April 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Jared_Buttle

Practically everywhere you can find French speaking people, as for countries that have French as a national language (either main or one of many) there are a lot of them most of them are in Africa. France isn't even the largest French speaking country!!! Then you have French speaking territories. There's a lot... this website will help you if your really interested.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_territorial_entities_where_French_is_an_official_language

If I miss understood the question and your looking for French speaking people in your area... just ask around, someone always knows someone. And if their really is no one around you to help you practice HelloTalk is an amazing app that lets you communicate (by talk or text) to French Natives

Hope this helps!!!

April 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Potatollamapiggy

You should check out some places in Africa,one country is Morocco,the second language is french.

May 7, 2018
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