Where do They Speak French / German?

Where do they speak French?

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French is spoken by over 160 million people in worldwide. Although you may know France and Belgium as the main countries which are French speaking; the language is recognized as an official in many others, as outlined below. You can also see on the map how much French is spoken throughout the world.

Official French-Speaking Countries

France
Belgium
Switzerland
Luxembourg
Canada
Republic of Congo
Madagascar
Cameroon
Cote d’Ivoire
Burkina Faso
Senegal
Mali
Rwanda
Guinea
Chad
Haiti
Burundi
Benin
Togo
Niger
Gabon
Comoros
Equatorial Guinea
Djibouti
Vanuatu
Seychelles
Monaco
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo

Unofficial French-speaking countries

Tunisia
Morocco
Algeria
Mauritius
Louisiana (USA)
Maine (USA)
New England (USA)
Lebanon
Cambodia
Laos
Vietnam
Andorra

Where do they speak German?

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German is spoken by 90-95 million people in Europe. Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein are the main countries which are German speaking; however the language is recognized as a minority in many others, as outlined below. You can also see on the map that German has minority populations in other places throughout the world.

Official Language

Majority Language

Partially Official

Germany
Austria
Switzerland
Liechtenstein
Belgium
Luxembourg
Switzerland
Luxembourg
Denmark- minority language in South Jutland
South Tyrol in Italy
Poland- in Upper Silesia
Czech Republic
Hungary
Romania in Transylvania
Banat Swabians