The French language in figures


Video: The French language throughout the world

International Organisation of La Francophonie –Report by the Observatoire de la Langue Française

• 5th most widely spoken language in the world,
• official language of 32 States and governments,
• 321 million speakers,
• 61.8% of which live in Africa (North Africa, Near East and Sub-Saharan Africa),
• 132 million learners of and in French,
• 4th most used language on the internet.

June 2022

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