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Encyclopedia > Québécois

In Canadian English, a Québécois (IPA: /keɪbɛkˈwɑ/) is a native or resident of the province of Quebec, Canada, especially a French-speaking one. The term may also refer to Quebecers of French-Canadian descent or to Quebec French, a variant of the French language spoken by over 80 percent of Quebec's population. Canadian English is the form of English used in Canada, spoken as a first or second language by over 25 million Canadians (as recorded in the 2001 census [1]). Canadian English spelling is a mixture of U.S. and British, but Canadian speech is much closer to U.S. English... The International Phonetic Alphabet is a phonetic alphabet used by linguists to accurately and uniquely represent each of the wide variety of sounds (phones or phonemes) the human vocal apparatus can produce. ... This article describes the Canadian province. ... French Canadian (or Franco-Canadian) is a term that refers to francophone inhabitants of Canada. ... Note: This page contains IPA phonetic symbols in Unicode. ... French (français, langue française) is one of the most important Romance languages, outnumbered in speakers only by Spanish and Portuguese. ...

As an adjective, the word refers to Quebec's francophone culture or population.

In French, the word Québécois refers to a native or resident of Quebec or Quebec City. Its English equivalent is Quebecer or Quebecker (pronounced [kwəˈbɛkɚ] or [kəˈbɛkɚ]). Motto: Don de Dieu feray valoir (Gift of God shall make prosper) Area: 547. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...

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