6 days ago · French (French: français [fʁɑ̃sɛ] or langue française [lɑ̃ɡ fʁɑ̃sɛːz]) is a Romance language of the Indo-European family. It descended from the Vulgar Latin of the Roman Empire, as did all Romance languages. French evolved from Gallo-Romance, the Latin spoken in Gaul, and more specifically in Northern Gaul.
5 days ago · Old French (franceis, françois, romanz; Modern French: ancien français) was the language spoken in most of the northern half of France approximately between the late 8th and the mid-14th century. Rather than a unified language , Old French was a linkage of Romance dialects , mutually intelligible yet diverse .
Nov 27, 2023 · Franco-Provençal (also Francoprovençal, Patois or Arpitan)  is a language within Gallo-Romance originally spoken in east-central France, western Switzerland and northwestern Italy . Franco-Provençal has several distinct dialects and is separate from but closely related to neighbouring Romance dialects (the langues d'oïl and the langues d ...
Nov 28, 2023 · Haitian Creole (/ ˈ h eɪ ʃ ən ˈ k r iː oʊ l /; Haitian Creole: kreyòl ayisyen, [kɣejɔl ajisjɛ̃]; French: créole haïtien, [kʁe.ɔl ai.sjɛ̃]), commonly referred to as simply Creole, or Kreyòl in the Creole language, is a French-based creole language spoken by 10–12 million people worldwide, and is one of the two official ...
6 days ago · Martinique ( / ˌmɑːrtɪˈniːk / MAR-tin-EEK, French: [maʁtinik] ⓘ; Martinican Creole: Matinik or Matnik;  Kalinago: Madinina or Madiana) is an island in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies, in the eastern Caribbean Sea.
Nov 30, 2023 · In fact, French is the third most spoken language in North America. All together, there are over sixteen million native French speakers on the continent. Most of these Francophones hail from Haiti and Canada, specifically, Québec and New Brunswick.
4 days ago · The official language of French Guiana is French, and it is the predominant language of the department, spoken by most residents as a first or second language. In addition, a number of other local languages exist.