French-speaking Quebecer

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For the ethnic group, see French Canadian.

French-speaking Quebecers or Quebeckers (in French Québécois) are francophone residents of the Canadian province of Québec.

The majority of francophone Quebecers are of French-Canadian descent, but many immigrants integrate themselves into the francophone majority in Québec. Many French Canadians have French and Irish origins; Irish surnames are common[1] and some have surnames of English, Scottish, Italian, German, and other origins.

According to the 2006 Census, 72% of residents of the Montreal Census Metropolitan Area speak French natively; outside the Montréal CMA, this figure is 95%. Major francophone universities include Université Laval, Université de Montréal, Université de Sherbrooke and the Université du Québec system.

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  1. ^ Taïeb Moalla, "The Irish of Quebec: at the crossroads of two cultures", in, 2006, retrieved February 3, 2007