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The adjective Francophone means French-speaking. It is typically used to describe a French-speaking person. Geopolitically, it is used to refer to a person that speaks French as a first language or who self-identifies with this language group. As an adjective, it means French-speaking, whether referring to individuals, groups or places. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... It has been suggested that French Wiktionary be merged into this article or section. ...


In a narrower sense the notion of "Francophone" reaches beyond the dictionary definition of "French language speaker". The term specifically refers to people whose cultural background is primarily associated with French language, regardless of ethnic and geographical differences. The Francophone culture beyond Europe is the legacy of the French colonial empire and the Belgian colonial empire (Congo, Burundi and Rwanda).-1... Map of the Belgian colonial empire The Belgian colonial empire was the set of colonies of Belgium, lasting from 1901 to 1962. ...


Mainly or partially Francophone countries include France, Belgium, Canada, Switzerland, Haiti, Lebanon and the French West Indies, several countries in Africa that are former French colonies or Belgian colonies and Tahiti in the South Pacific. These countries are members of the Francophonie organization.[1] The term French West Indies (see also Antilles françaises) refers to the two French overseas departments of Guadeloupe and Martinique. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... Map of the first (light blue) and second (dark blue — plain and hachured) French colonial empires France had colonial possessions, in various forms, from the beginning of the 17th century until the 1960s. ... Map of the Belgian colonial empire The Belgian colonial empire was the set of colonies of Belgium, lasting from 1901 to 1962. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Look up Oceania in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Francophonie is an international organisation of French-speaking countries and governments. ...

Legend :      native language      administrative language      cultural language ▪ Francophone minorities
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Francophone minorities Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1357x628, 27 KB) Map of Francophone world. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1357x628, 27 KB) Map of Francophone world. ...

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The Francophonie is an international organisation of French-speaking countries and governments. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... The following is a list of the 30 countries where French is an official language: Belgium Benin Burkina Faso Burundi Cameroon Canada Central African Republic Chad Comoros Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo Côte dIvoire Djibouti Equatorial Guinea France Gabon Guinea Haiti Luxembourg Madagascar Mali... French (français, langue française) is one of the most important Romance languages, outnumbered in speakers only by Spanish and Portuguese. ... French Canadian is a term that has several different connotations. ... This article presents the current demolinguistics of Canada. ... Map of Acadiana Region with the Cajun Heartland USA subregion highlighted in dark red. ... Official language(s) de jure: none de facto: English & French Capital Baton Rouge Largest city Baton Rouge [1] Area  Ranked 31st  - Total 51,885 sq mi (134,382 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 16  - Latitude 29°N to 33°N  - Longitude 89°W... This article is about an ethnic culture. ...

Footnotes

  1. ^ (French) Member states of the Francophonie organization

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Francophone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (176 words)
A Francophone is a person who is able to speak the French language.
The Francophone culture beyond Europe is the legacy of the French colonial empire.
Francophone countries include France, Belgium, Canada, Switzerland, Haiti and the French West Indies, and several countries in Africa that are former French colonies or Belgian colonies.
Franco-Ontarian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3028 words)
The Franco-Ontarian population is concentrated primarily in Eastern Ontario (41.3 per cent — 226,705 francophones), in Ottawa, Cornwall and many rural farming communities, and in Northeastern Ontario (25.2 per cent — 138,585 francophones), in the cities of Greater Sudbury, North Bay and Timmins and a number of smaller towns.
Greater Sudbury, 29 per cent francophone, has the largest proportion of Franco-Ontarians to the general population among the province's major cities, and Prescott and Russell United Counties has the highest proportion of Franco-Ontarians to the general population among the province's census divisions, with about two-thirds of the population being francophone.
A francophone who wishes to be served in French by the judicial system cannot be refused this transfer if he or she cannot be served locally in French.
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