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French-Speaking Countries Quiz

Can you name the countries where more than 25% speak French (not necessarily as a first language).
2014, according to the Francophonie via Wikipedia
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First submittedDecember 19, 2011
Last updatedNovember 4, 2018
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Country
97%
France
96%
Luxembourg
79%
Monaco
73%
Mauritius
72%
Belgium
70%
Andorra
66%
Switzerland
61%
Gabon
58%
Rep. of the Congo
%
Country
54%
Tunisia
53%
Seychelles
50%
Djibouti
47%
D.R. Congo
42%
Haiti
40%
Cameroon
39%
Togo
38%
Lebanon
35%
Benin
%
Country
34%
Ivory Coast
33%
Algeria
31%
Morocco
31%
Vanuatu
29%
Canada
29%
Central African Republic
29%
Equatorial Guinea
29%
Senegal
25%
Comoros
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level 72
Dec 19, 2011
Très jolie!
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level 27
Dec 9, 2016
And I got 22 and missed Canada. Glad not to be the only one. :P
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level 27
Dec 19, 2011
Lol. I got 18 right, but I missed Canada.
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level 81
May 16, 2014
I got 19 and missed Belgium and Luxembourg!
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level 60
Aug 28, 2016
I got 21 and missed Canada!
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level 55
Dec 20, 2011
sigh I missed Cote D'Ivoire. A country that derives its name from French.
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level 24
Nov 24, 2017
same
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level 44
Dec 20, 2011
I missed Canada!! Urg
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level 44
Jan 17, 2012
Maybe accept CAR for Central African Republic?
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level ∞
Aug 23, 2015
Yes, CAR will work now.
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level 25
Feb 19, 2012
Vanuatu :D!
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level 33
Apr 17, 2012
14/25...eh, not so good on places with French colonial influences...still can't believe I forgot Canada :P
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level 14
Jan 28, 2013
I only got 2. France and Canada... I'm dumb.
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level 60
Oct 12, 2017
You are not dumb. You are learning.
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level 69
Jul 24, 2018
Now learn the French word vert.
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level 19
Mar 24, 2013
I got 17 but missed Canada..that's lame
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level 55
May 21, 2014
Harder than I expected. And I speak French! I should have got Canada and Tunisia. Je suis bete!
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level 25
Jul 3, 2016
Accent! ACCENT! Police, police, police! 999!!!!!
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level 42
May 26, 2018
lol
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level 62
Jun 19, 2014
Very surprised about Bénin, but not a bad result.
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level 34
Jun 21, 2016
Not really if you think about the countries surrounding it
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level 65
Oct 19, 2014
I will be extremely concerned once the France answer in this quiz drops to 99%. It seems inevitable...
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level 73
Aug 24, 2015
97% as of 8/24/15
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level 59
Sep 7, 2015
Are you sure that's not the percentage of French-speaking citizens France has that you're looking at?
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level ∞
Aug 23, 2015
This quiz has been updated with the latest data.
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level 76
Sep 7, 2015
oh yeah, Ivory Coast.. duh..
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level 61
Sep 7, 2015
Biggest facepalm ever I completely forgot about Canada.
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level 46
Sep 7, 2015
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level 53
Sep 8, 2015
Oh God.. How could I forget our neighbours in Switzerland as a German?!? ^^
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level 43
Dec 1, 2015
Switzerland has not 66%... this seems to be the percentage for German-speaking ones (I'm a French-speaking Swiss and I can tell you we represent less than 1/4 of the total population). According to Wikipedia, there are 22% French-speaking Swiss people.
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level 43
Dec 5, 2015
read the description : "not necessarily as a first language". It's not about your people, it's about people who can speak french.
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level 60
Feb 3, 2016
Just follow the source. It says: "No distinctions are made between native speakers of French and those who learnt it as a foreign language, between different levels of mastery or how often the language is used in daily life."
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level 66
Dec 28, 2015
I remember trying Swaziland but somehow forgot Switzerland. My mind is just not clicking today. :(
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level 24
Mar 3, 2016
Faso?
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level 69
Oct 10, 2016
Missed Luxembourg despite it being obvious. Missed Morocco and Equatorial Guinea - I was under impression the only widespread European language there was Spanish. Having read more I now see I was very wrong in the case of Morocco.
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level 38
Dec 9, 2016
If you had seen Casablanca, you would not have forgotten Morocco!
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level 56
Jan 3, 2018
What if you haven't seen Casablanca...?
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level 42
May 26, 2018
i tried luxembourg, but to honest i always thought it was more german...
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level 50
Nov 21, 2016
I thought more people spoke German in Switzerland than French.
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level 47
Nov 21, 2016
I've heard that the Swiss are very multilingual. German, French, Italian, and Romansch are all official languages, so they probably learn more than one in school.
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level 38
Nov 8, 2017
So are most Europeans. When you are surrounded by countries that speak a language other than your own, you tend to learn those languages in school. (This holds true for "territories" of European countries as well).
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level 51
Feb 5, 2017
I'm surprised Lebanon still has some French influence.
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level 34
Sep 9, 2017
France still has an excellent image in Lebanon, especially within the Maronites. They saw France as their protector during the nineteenth century and then France created Lebanon to be their homeland.
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level 22
May 24, 2017
Randomly guessed lebanon and it was correct :D
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level 58
Jul 19, 2017
Facepalmed at missing Haiti.
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level 38
Aug 22, 2017
Woww Luxembourg...Luxembourgish...
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level 56
Sep 9, 2017
i fell one short of the average score, but only got 1 point? what gives?
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level 46
Sep 9, 2017
Well Switzerland with 77% is absolutely wrong. Burkina Faso is missing ; Niger as well (not Nigeria... but Niger is largely french speaking).
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level 56
Oct 11, 2017
Have you even looked at the source given at the top (I suspect not). And the quiz is not about first language speakers, so the stat about Switzerland is likely to be correct (the Swiss being famed multi-linguists).
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level 38
Oct 11, 2017
Just about all Europeans and a surprising number of Africans and Latin Americans are multi-lingual. We seem to be one of the few "civilized" countries which tenaciously clings to our mono-lingualism as if it were a badge of honor.
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level 46
Sep 9, 2017
And Chad, Chad is also French speaking.
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level 55
Oct 24, 2018
You are absolutely right. Also I do not believe that the percentage of french speakers in some of these countries like Equatorial Guinea for example are more than in a country like Guinea (formerly known as French Guinea)
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level 63
Oct 9, 2017
Surprised not East Timor, given they (also) go by Timor Leste.
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level 65
Oct 9, 2017
I missed CAR and Lebanon. I always forget the existence of CAR, but I am surprised about Lebanon.
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level 59
Feb 3, 2019
In Lebanon, everyone knows either Arabic or French, or both. French influence still exists from before Lebanon became a country.
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level 46
Oct 9, 2017
I got 26 but I missed France :'(
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level 50
Oct 9, 2017
3% actually missed France?
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level 56
Oct 9, 2017
I CAN NOT believe I missed SEYCHELLES and VANUATU. To think, two countries so RENOWNED for speaking French completely slipped my mind.
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level 72
Oct 9, 2017
the 5 i missed are all from the middle column. is that weird?
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level 30
Oct 23, 2017
What about Rwanda?
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level 56
Jan 3, 2018
The source says 6% for Rwanda, so not even close to being included. English has been replacing French as the main international language in Rwanda since the war and genocide in the 1990s.
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level 22
Feb 22, 2018
ROC for republic of congo?
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level 10
Apr 16, 2018
I knew Andorra didn’t speak Spanish!
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level 43
May 6, 2018
Correct, they speak Catalan as their primary language!
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level 59
Jul 10, 2018
I was sure Niger and Burundi would be on this list, since French is an official language in both countries...
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level 34
Jan 14, 2019
The number for Switzerland is not what the source says
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level 59
Feb 7, 2019
Very surprising not to find Rwanda, Burundi, Mali or Burkina Faso here... In those countries the education starting from high school is often only in French, so even if it's only a minority I was expecting an highest turnout. Same for Madagascar
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level 48
Mar 1, 2019
Same here. I travelled quite extensively in Africa and there's no way Equatorial Guinea or CAR are up there while Burkina Faso isn't... But hey those are figures from the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie. I guess they didn't do they job properly.
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level ∞
Mar 1, 2019
As a casual observer you likely have sampling bias. The people you are most likely to encounter are going to have better language skills than average. Only about 15% of Rwandans attend high school. Also, Rwanda is switching to English, so it will probably never make this list.
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level 48
Mar 1, 2019
Following the Wikipedia source, new countries should be included if the chosen cut-off is 25%: Portugal, Guinea and Sénégal.
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level ∞
Mar 1, 2019
I'll take a look next time we update. I imagine that more African countries will be added to the list over time as formal schooling increases. Although there's also a chance that schools would choose to teach in English instead, which is the no-brainer move in terms of making your economy more competitive.
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level 53
Mar 20, 2019
I expected Vietnam to be here. Guess the language has been on the decline there.
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level 76
May 21, 2019
Yeah not even close. Fewer than 1% of Vietnamese people speak French. There are more in Cambodia and Laos, but still not very many.
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level 25
Apr 10, 2019
Anyone who didn't get France is 3