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Francophone CountriesEdit

CanadaEdit

  • 1/3 of population speaks French.
  • French speakers mainly live in Quebec.
  • French speakers

HaitiEdit

  • First Black Republic.
  • People speak Creole and French.

Martinique and GuadeloupeEdit

  • Part of France
  • Inhabitants with African ancestry are French citizens

EuropeEdit

  • French is spoken in parts of Belgium (la Belgique), Switzerland (la Suisse), and Luxembourg (le Luxembourg).

North AfricaEdit

  • French is understood and spoken in Algeria (LAlgĂ©rie), Morocco (le Maroc), and Tunisia (la Tunisie).
  • 2 million people+ from these countries have emigrated to France and have become citizens of France.

Western and Central AfricaEdit

  • About 20 African countries have adopted French as their official language.
    • Senegal (le Senegal), the Ivory Coast (la Cote d'Ivoire), and the Democratic Republic of Congo (la Epublique democratique du Congo). French is also spoken on the large island of Madagascar.

NamesEdit

Traditional name for boysEdit

  • Alain
  • Andre
  • Antoine
  • Bernard
  • Christophe
  • Clement
  • Edouard
  • Eric
  • Francois
  • Frederic
  • Georges
  • Guillaume
  • Henri
  • Jacques
  • Jean
  • Jean-Louis
  • Jean-Paul
  • Jerome
  • Joseph
  • Julien
  • Laurent
  • Marc
  • Mathieu
  • Michel
  • Nicolas
  • Olivier
  • Patrick
  • Paul
  • Philippe
  • Pierre
  • Robert
  • Stephane
  • Thomas
  • Vincent

Names of North African originEdit

Garcons
  • Ali
  • Ahmed
  • Habib
  • Latif
  • Mustapha
  • Youcef
Filles
  • Aicha
  • Leila
  • Fatima
  • Yasmina
  • Jamila
  • Zaina

Traditional names for girlsEdit

  • Anne
  • Anne-Marie
  • Aurelie
  • Beatrice
  • Caroline
  • Cecile
  • Celine
  • Charlotte
  • Christine
  • Claire
  • Elisabeth
  • Elodie
  • Emilie
  • Florence
  • Francoise
  • Helene
  • Isabelle
  • Jeanne
  • Julie
  • Laure
  • Lea
  • Louise
  • Marie
  • Marie-Christine
  • Mathilde
  • Melanie
  • Michele
  • Monique
  • Nathalie
  • Nicole
  • Pauline
  • Sophie
  • Stephanie
  • Suzanne
  • Sylvie
  • Therese
  • Veronique
  • Virginie

Original African NamesEdit

Garcon
  • Abdou
  • Amadou
  • Koffi

vKouame

  • Moussa
  • Ousmane
Filles
  • Adjoua
  • Asta
  • Aya
  • Latifah
  • Malika
  • Mariama