Ivorians in France

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Ivorians in France
Total population
450,000 (Estimated)
Regions with significant populations
Paris, Marseille, Toulouse, Lyon , Bordeaux
French, Ivorian languages
Islam, Christianity, animism
Related ethnic groups
Black people in France, Afro-French

Ivorians in France consist of migrants from Côte d'Ivoire and their descendants living and working in France. They are one of the diasporas from Black Africa in France.


Prior to 1990, immigration from the Ivory Coast to France was very limited. It was mostly students and businessmen who wanted to return to Côte d'Ivoire.[1] But with the economic crisis and the politic instability of their home country, many chose to remain in French banlieue and the Ivorian population increased.