Frequent question: Which US state speaks the most French?

What places speak the most French?

Overview of French Speaking Countries

  • France (60 million native speakers)
  • Canada (7 million native speakers)
  • Belgium (4 million native speakers)
  • Switzerland (2 million native speakers)
  • Congo-Kinshasa.
  • Congo-Brazzaville.
  • Côte d’Ivoire.
  • Madagascar.

In which state French is spoken?

French

Regions Country Status
North America Saint Pierre and Miquelon official
United States minority language, especially in Louisiana, Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire
Oceania French Polynesia official
New Caledonia official

What US cities speak French?

Lafayette, LA has 44,000 francophones, which is unsurprising, but there are some unexpected finds:

  • 30,000 francophones in the Atlanta area,
  • 46,000 in the Boston-Cambridge area,
  • 29,000 in in and around Chicago.
  • 47,000 in Los Angeles.
  • 49,000 in the Miami area.
  • 130,000-odd in NYC.
  • 26,000 in Philly.
  • 26,000 in San Francisco.

Which is the largest French speaking city outside France?

French is also the only language, with English, that is taught in every country of the world, with 100 million students and 2 million teachers – 20 % of whom are outside of francophone countries. Kinshasa is the world’s second largest French speaking city, after Paris, and before Montreal and Brussels.

How much of Quebec speaks French?

French is the first official language spoken for 22.8% of the population. The majority of Francophones (85.4%) live in Quebec and over 1 million live in other regions of the country.

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What countries speak French in North America?

French speaking countries in North America

Country French speakers % of the total population
Canada (Official language) 10,981,937 29.47%
Dominica 7,000 10%
Dominican Republic 156,715 1.44%
Haiti (Official language) 4,667,437 42%

Where is French an official language in North America?

French is the dominant language in Quebec and Saint Pierre and Miquelon, and is spoken in Manitoba, Prince Edward Island, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Louisiana.