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Imagine taking the European vacation of your dreams and during your visit to Paris, you can’t find the bathroom – good thing your little one is there to help you out!
The French language is not just beautiful, but it is also commonly used in international law and politics. Although most native speakers live in France, it is an official language in 29 countries and one of the top three most common languages spoken by educated Europeans.
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The French language is a form of Latin that began to emerge in the second or third century A.D. Gaulish, as it was called then, continued to develop in Gallo Roman France, where it was heavily influenced by incursions of Germanic speaking Franks. It was here in the newly named “France” that French became a recognized language in 813 A.D. After the Middle Ages, the dialect of Paris became the national language. Due to the political prestige of the capital, so-called “Parisian French” is accepted today as the model for the French language.
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Sources for the content on this page include: Wikipedia.org “French Language”, Suite101.com “A Brief History of the French Language: The Origins and Development of French”, FrenchLanguageGuide.com “French, Language History” & “French Language Statistics”, LearnFrenchGuide.com “French Language Stats”, History.com “French Language”, and About.com “What is French? Facts and Figures about the French Language”. Please note that while we pride ourselves and our sources on accuracy of information, statistics and facts may vary slightly by site and recency of data.