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  1. According to the High Council of the International Organization of the Francophonie, in 2010, 96.2 million French speakers were living in various countries in Africa. French has been imported to most of these countries through colonization, and it is not a mother tongue to most residents.

    Geographical distribution of French speakers - Wikipedia

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  2. Jun 28, 2018 · The top five countries combine to make up more than 35% of the world’s total population of French speakers. Furthermore, 17 of the total 21 African countries have populations of more than one million people that speak French. Geographically, a large chunk of French speaking countries come from West and Central Africa.

  3. Feb 18, 2021 · China has up to 700,000 speakers, almost all of which speak it as a second language. Australia has up to 120,000 Russian speakers, Canada has about 530,000 and even South America has a few pockets, with about 14,000 speakers in Uruguay and maybe around 30,000 in Argentina. How Many People Speak Russian On The Internet?

  4. Mar 15, 2019 · Many countries in northern Africa also borrow heavily from Arabic, which has influenced the vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar of French spoken in those regions. Many Arabic words are often used in French sentences and vice-versa. In central Africa, primarily the Democratic Republic of Congo, there is another type of French that was brought ...

  5. According to the High Council of the International Organization of the Francophonie, in 2010, 96.2 million French speakers were living in various countries in Africa. French has been imported to most of these countries through colonization, and it is not a mother tongue to most residents.

  6. Overall 15 to 20 million people are estimated to speak Afrikaans. Since the colonial era, Indo-European languages such as Afrikaans, English, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish have held official status in many countries, and are widely spoken, generally as lingua francas. (See African French and African Portuguese.)

  7. May 17, 2021 · Portuguese, for example, is spoken in the former Portuguese colonies of Angola and Sao Tome and Principe. Middle Africa also contains Africa’s only Spanish-speaking country, Equatorial Guinea. French is spoken in both the Republic of the Congo and DR Congo, as well as Gabon, the Central African Republic, and most of Cameroon.

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