Talk:French language

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Languages of[edit]

This article is placed in too many “Languages of __” categories. My suggestion is to instead have French be represented in said categories by articles on specific dialects/ varieties of French.--Solomonfromfinland (talk) 12:13, 19 May 2013 (UTC)


Citing Yahoo Answers (a site frequented almost exclusively by 13-year olds) as a bona fide reference in an attempt to legitimize bizarre claims of Brazil as a francophone country is laughable. The whole section should be deleted. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:46, 1 June 2013 (UTC)

Number of native speakers[edit]

The introductory paragraph says there are 110 million native speakers and the box on the right says there were 75 million in 2007. We need consistency here. One of those two needs to be changed. (talk) 23:49, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

French as native language in Ontario[edit]

According to Wikipedia's Franco-Ontarian page, Ontario is inhabited by the largest francophone population (488 815 native francophones) outside of Quebec. Therefore, since New-Brunswick and other regions that contain fewer francophones (i.e. Maine) are listed in the introduction, would it be possible to add Ontario? Alekxzandre (talk) 01:14, 2 July 2013 (UTC)

I'm not sure, but I think proportion of population may be more relevant than total number of speakers in that context. Rivertorch (talk) 05:12, 2 July 2013 (UTC)

Africa before America[edit]

I think the sequence in which geographical regions of francophonie are mentioned is unintelligent for an encyclopedic article. I agree with mentioning France first, but second should definitely be Africa, where most French is spoken on this planet, not (North and South) America.07:19, 12 January 2014 (UTC)Wuerzele (talk)