Parlez Vous Francais ?
So, apart from France (obviously), there are also 28 other countries who speak French.
French is the sixth most widely spoken language in the world with distinct groups and their own unique accents and dialects. After English, French is the second most studied language in the world.
Here the 29 countries :
French in France !
The French that we ‘kind-of’ know and love ! was once the exclusive language of the elites in Paris. Only around 3 million out of 25 million French people spoke Parisian French as their native tongue.
The majority of the other regions in France had their own languages and dialects which made communication almost impossible. French was implemented as the official language after the French Revolution of 1789. French soon spread to neighbouring European countries including Switzerland, Luxembourg and Belgium.
The official number of people who speak French is around 300 million, which includes native speakers, those who speak French as a second language, and numerous French dialects.