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A language of France

Alternate Names
Français
Population

60,000,000 in France (ELDIA 2012). Population total all countries: 74,980,460.

Language Status

1 (National). Statutory national language (1958, Consitution, Article 2.1).

Dialects

Angevin, Berrichon, Bourbonnais, Bourguignon, Franc-Comtois, Gallo, Lorraine, Norman (Normand), Poitevin, Saintongeais, Standard French. Lexical similarity: 89% with Italian [ita], 80% with Logudorese Sardinian [src], 78% with Romansch [roh], 75% with Portuguese [por], Romanian [ron], and Spanish[spa], 29% with German [deu], 27% with English [eng].

Typology

SVO.

Language Use

21,490,000 also use English [eng]. 7,760,000 also use Spanish [spa]. 4,776,000 also use Standard German [deu].

Language Development
Fully developed. Bible: 1530–2000.
Writing

Braille script [Brai]. Latin script [Latn], primary usage.

Other Comments

Christian.

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