Talk:French language

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Lenlo's intervention - Ethnologue[edit]

If you use Ethnologue for the total native speakers of the french language, you should use Ethnologue for the german language in order to have equal treatment... German native speakers are only 77 millions according to Ethnologue https://www.ethnologue.com/language/deu --In vino vinitas (talk) 10:56, 16 November 2016 (fr)

french native[edit]

French is a mother tongue in Ivory Coast, in Togo and in some african capitals. Why dont'we take this into account. At least 130 millions speak french as a mother tongue

--Diego Gakone (talk) 15:20, 17 November 2016 (UTC)

We've written that it's a common native language in Abidjan and Libreville, but feel free to add more cities or countries if you have reliable sources supporting your claim. Aaker (talk) 08:35, 9 December 2016 (UTC)

Indochina again.[edit]

In my opinion it is misleading to include Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia in the list of French-speaking countries. French is not an official language in any of those countries, there is no considerable minority of native French speakers, yes some people there know French (but they're actually fewer than in for example Germany or Spain and I hope you're not suggesting that we should include every country where you can find somebody who knows the language). At the moment the Indochinese countries are listed as countries where French is an important administrative or cultural language, together with the Maghreb states and Lebanon. But, the difference between Indochina and the other countries in this group is immense. In Maghreb, French is the primary business language and it is widely known and used by the population, also for domestic communication. French is by no means used in this way in Indochina (where English is the most important foreign language). Aaker (talk) 08:57, 9 December 2016 (UTC)

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