Quick Answer: Is Canada mainly French?

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How much of Canada is 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.

The Canadian Francophonie by the numbers.

Province or territory French-speaking population
Total Canadian population 34,767,250

Why is Canada mostly French?

Canada’s two colonizing peoples are the French and the British. They controlled land and built colonies alongside Indigenous peoples, who had been living there for millennia. They had two different languages and cultures. The French spoke French, practiced Catholicism, and had their own legal system (civil law).

Is Canada a French country?

Canada remained a French territory until 1763, when it became a British colony known as the Province of Quebec.

Canada (New France)

Canada
Status Colony of France within New France
Capital Quebec
Common languages French
Religion Roman Catholicism

Is French Dying in Canada?

QUEBEC CITY — Two new studies have found that French is on the decline in Quebec. As the language used at home, French is expected to decline steadily over the next few years in favour of English, according to projections made public Monday by the Office québécois de la langue française (OQLF).

Is French Canadian different from French?

The two main differences between Metropolitan French and Canadian French are pronunciation and vocabulary. French in Canada differs from French in France because of its history and geographic location. Think of French Canadians as French people who have been in North America for a few hundred years.

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What country that speak French?

Countries where French is an official language:

  • 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.

Why did France lose Canada?

After all, it had done so following Sir David Kirke’s conquest of Quebec in 1629, even though this involved giving up its West Indian colonies. But with the Treaty of Paris in 1763, France chose to abandon Canada. This was mainly because the colony had cost more than it had returned.