Question: Which African countries speak French as a first language?

How many Africans speak French as a first language?

African French (French: fran├žais africain) is the generic name of the varieties of the French language spoken by an estimated 141 million people in Africa in 2018, spread across 34 countries and territories.

Is French a first language in Africa?

French is mostly a second language in Africa, but it has become a first language in some urban areas, such as the region of Abidjan, Ivory Coast and in Libreville, Gabon.

How many African countries speak French as a first or second language?

African French varieties are spoken in 31 African countries with the number of first- and second-language speakers exceeding 100 million.

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