French is from Aryan language family and continues from Latin, the official language of Roman Empire. It is the fourth most spoken language in European Union; following English, German and Italian. French alphabet consists of 26 letters. French has been accepted as the official language of France in 1992.
French is used as an official language in 29 countries with a total population of 388 Million and it is also accepted as the official language of significant international organizations such as European Union and United Nations.
Some of the countries where French is used as an official language are:
- West of Switzerland
- South of Belgium
- o Major part of Canada
- o Major part of America
Some of the countries where French is an official language are: Canada, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Niger, Mali, Senegal, Madagascar, Benin and Togo. French and English are two important languages of the Western world and they have interacted with each other in terms of new words. Recently, there are more English words that had an impact on French.
Before the Second World War, French was considered as a universal language and by time it became less significant and was replaced by English. French has the top place among the languages mostly used by African communities today. The reason of this is the historical colonization policies of France in these lands.