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Not only is French the national language of France, but it also has official status (often with other languages) throughout much of the former French colonial empire, including about two dozen nations in Africa. In all, it is estimated that more than 300 million people have French as their official language or mother tongue. Moreover, French is the sole official language at the ICJ and UPU, and shares official status in most international organizations. Other languages spoken within France itself include Breton (akin to Welsh) in Brittany; a German dialect in Alsace and Lorraine; Flemish in northeastern France; Spanish, Catalan, and Basque in the southwest; Provençal in the southeast, and an Italian dialect on the island of Corsica.

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Apr 22, 2010 @ 4:16 pm
Is there only so many languages to speak in France ? (:
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Nov 8, 2010 @ 5:17 pm
there's so many languages spoken in france and half of them I had to look on google to see what language it was.So much information, now my heads spining around and around.I love this article it is very specific.
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Nov 8, 2010 @ 6:18 pm
Catalan is a western romance language.It is spoken in Roussillon region of France
Flemish refers to Belgian Dutch
Basque is the ancestral language of the Basque people
Corsica is one of the 26 rogions of France
Breton(Brezhoneg) is a celctic language.Brythonic means British. and breton decended from the celtic british language
Troy
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Jan 23, 2013 @ 5:17 pm
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Feb 19, 2013 @ 10:22 pm
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