Member states of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie
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List of member states
|Albania||1999||Albanian||approximately 30% of young Albanians choose French as their first foreign language|
|Belgium||1970||officially trilingual, French included||French is the native language of about 40% of the population  48% are non-native speakers of French. Belgium's French community is also a member separately. See also: Languages of Belgium and Belgian French|
|* French Community of Belgium||1980||French official language||a community of Belgium with its two components Wallonia (excepting the German-speaking community) and Brussels-Capital Region (its French-speaking majority)|
|Benin||1970||French||former French colony|
|Bulgaria||1993||Bulgarian||French is spoken as a foreign language by 9% of the Bulgarian people, and taught as a main foreign language in about 25% of primary schools.|
|Burkina Faso||1970||French||former French colony|
|Burundi||1970||French||former Belgian UN-protectorate|
|Cambodia||1993||Khmer||former French protectorate (as a part of former French Indochina)|
|Cameroon||1991||officially bilingual, French included||over 90% of country was a French colony|
|Canada||1970||Officially bilingual, French included||the provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick are participating governments; much of eastern Canada was part of the first French colonial empire. As of 2004, a government representative from Ontario also attends as part of the Canadian delegation, although Ontario is not yet a participating government in its own right.|
|* New Brunswick||1977||officially bilingual, French included||considered a "participating government," this province of Canada is officially bilingual English-French and home to the largest community of Acadians.|
|* Quebec||1971||French||considered a "participating government," this province of Canada has French as its official language and is home to 85% of Canada's native francophones.|
|Central African Republic||1973||officially bilingual, French included||former French colony. The Central African Republic was suspended for instances of la Francophonie at the 88th session of the CPF in March 2012.|
|Chad||1970||French||former French colony|
|Comoros||1977||officially trilingual, French included||former French colony|
|Democratic Republic of the Congo||1977||French||former Belgian colony. See also: Languages of the DRC|
|Republic of the Congo||1981||French||former French colony|
|Côte d'Ivoire||1970||French||former French colony. See also: Languages of Côte d'Ivoire|
|Djibouti||1977||officially bilingual, French included||former French colony|
|Dominica||1979||English||French and then British colony; Antillean Creole, a French-based creole language, is spoken by 90% of the population.|
|Egypt||1983||Arabic||(Foreign language and former French colony 1798)|
|Equatorial Guinea||1989||(officially trilingual, French included)|
|Gabon||1970||French||former French colony|
|Guinea||1981||French||former French colony.|
|Guinea-Bissau||1979||Portuguese||country surrounded by French-speaking countries. Former Portuguese colony. Guinea-Bissau was suspended on April 18, 2012 following a coup d'état.|
|Haiti||1970||officially bilingual, French included||former French colony|
|Laos||1991||Lao||former French colony (as a part of former French Indochina)|
|Lebanon||1973||Arabic; French is an administrative language||Under a French mandate from 1920–1943|
|Luxembourg||1970||Officially trilingual, French included|
|officially bilingual, French included||former French colony|
|Mali||1970||French||former French colony. Mali's membership was suspended in March 2012 due to a coup.|
|Mauritania||1980||Arabic||former French colony, French is an administrative language. Mauritania's membership was suspended on August 26, 2008, pending democratic elections, after a military coup d'état, then again in April 2009.|
|Mauritius||1970||Creole is the mother tongue. French and English are also widely used||Dutch, French, and then British colony; French is widely used in commerce and by the media. French is also a language of instruction in schools.|
|Monaco||1970||French||independent country enclaved in France|
|Morocco||1981||Arabic||former French protectorate|
|Niger||1970||French||former French colony|
|Romania||1993||Romanian||French is understood and spoken by 24% of the population.|
|Rwanda||1970||officially trilingual with French included||former Belgian UN-protectorate. In 2009, became a member of the Commonwealth, but remains a member within Francophonie.|
|Saint Lucia||1981||English||Former French and British colony. Antillean Creole, a French-based creole language, is spoken by 90% of the population.|
|São Tomé and Príncipe||1999||Portuguese|
|Senegal||1970||French||former French colony|
|Seychelles||1976||officially trilingual, French included||former French colony (first empire), later British colony, French is commonly used|
|Switzerland||1996||Officially quadrilingual, French included||French is the native language of about 20% of all Swiss.|
|Togo||1970||French||former French colony|
|Tunisia||1970||French||former French protectorate|
|Vanuatu||1979||officially trilingual||former French and British condominium of New Hebrides|
|Vietnam||1970||Vietnamese||former French protectorate|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||2010||Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian|
|Dominican Republic||2010||Spanish||French colony from 1795 to 1808.|
|Kosovo||2014||Albanian, Serbian||Has applied for observer status, decision to be taken in the November Summit in Dakar. Traditional diplomatic and commercial ties with France; French is taught as a third language in most secondary schools. (See further: France-Kosovo relations.)|
|Mexico||2014||Spanish||A large number of French immigrants.; Second Mexican Empire, a puppet state of the Second French Empire under Napoleon III;|
|Thailand||2008||Thai||Suspended on 27 June 2014.|
|United Arab Emirates||2010||Arabic|
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- "Visit to Albania – Statements by Michel Barnier, Minister of Foreign Affairs". Embassy of France in the US. 7 September 2004. Archived from the original on 2004-10-12.
- Ginsburgh, Victor, Université Catholique de Louvain; Weber, Shlomo, Professor Economy and Director of the Center for Economic Studies of the Southern Methodist University, Dallas, USA, and having a seat in the expert panel of the International Monetary Fund  (June 2006). "La dynamique des langues en Belgique" (PDF 0.7&NBSP;MB). Regards économiques, Publication préparée par les économistes de l'Université Catholique de Louvain (in French) 19 (Numéro 42): 282–9. doi:10.1159/000013462. PMID 10213829. Retrieved 2007-05-07.
Les enquêtes montrent que la Flandre est bien plus multilingue, ce qui est sans doute un fait bien connu, mais la différence est considérable : alors que 59 % et 53 % des Flamands connaissent le français ou l'anglais respectivement, seulement 19 % et 17 % des Wallons connaissent le néerlandais ou l'anglais. ... 95 pour cent des Bruxellois déclarent parler le français, alors que ce pourcentage tombe à 59 pour cent pour le néerlandais. Quant à l’anglais, il est connu par une proportion importante de la population à Bruxelles (41 pour cent). ... Le syndrome d’H (...) frappe la Wallonie, où à peine 19 et 17 pour cent de la population parlent respectivement le néerlandais et l’anglais.
- "Europenas and their Languages" (PDF). Ec.europa.eu. Retrieved 2015-06-20.
- "България | Кой и колко учи чужд език в Европа". Dnevnik.bg. 2005-05-17. Retrieved 2015-06-20.
- "Centrafrique - Organisation internationale de la Francophonie". Francophonie.org. Retrieved 2015-06-20.
- "Guinée-Bissau - Organisation internationale de la Francophonie". Francophonie.org. Retrieved 2015-06-20.
- "Mali - Organisation internationale de la Francophonie". Francophonie.org. Retrieved 2015-06-20.
- "L’OIF suspend la Mauritanie", Radio France Internationale, August 27, 2008
- "Madagascar - Organisation internationale de la Francophonie". Francophonie.org. Retrieved 2015-06-20.
- "Europeans and their Languages" (PDF). Ec.europa.eu. Retrieved 2015-06-20.
- "Le moment mexicain dans l'histoire française de l'aventure" (PDF).
La conséquence de cette émigration fut que, en 1849, les Français représentaient la deuxième nationalité étrangère au Mexique, derrière les Espagnols.
- Jones, Howard (2002). Crucible of Power:A History of American Foreign Relations to 1913. Lanham, Maryland: SR Books. p. 212. ISBN 0-8420-2916-8.
- "THAÏLANDE". International Organization of the Francophonie. Retrieved 2014-12-01.