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Francophone Africa
African French
African French
(French: français africain) is the generic name of the varieties of a French language
French language
spoken by an estimated 120 million people in Africa
Africa
spread across 24 francophone countries.[3] This includes those who speak French as a first or second language in these 31 francophone African countries (dark blue on the map), but it does not include French speakers living in non-francophone African countries. Africa
Africa
is thus the continent with the most French speakers in the world.[3] French arrived in Africa
Africa
as a colonial language. These African French
African French
speakers are now a large part of the Francophonie. In Africa, French is often spoken alongside indigenous languages, but in some areas it has become a first language, such as in the region of Abidjan, Ivory Coast[4] or Libreville, Gabon
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African Immigration To France
According to the French national institute of statistics INSEE, the 2014 census numebered nearly 6 million immigrants (foreign-born people) which represented 9.1% of the total population[1][2]
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Phonetic
Phonetics (pronounced /fəˈnɛtɪks/) is a branch of linguistics that studies the sounds of human speech, or—in the case of sign languages—the equivalent aspects of sign.[1] It is concerned with the physical properties of speech sounds or signs (phones): their physiological production, acoustic properties, auditory perception, and neurophysiological status
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Djibouti
Coordinates: 11°30′N 43°00′E / 11.500°N 43.000°E / 11.500; 43.000 Republic
Republic
of DjiboutiRépublique de Djibouti  (French) جمهورية جيبوتي  (Arabic) Gabuutih Ummuuno  (Afar) Jamhuuriyadda Jabuuti  (Somali)FlagEmblemMotto: اتحاد، مساواة، سلام (Arabic) Unité, Égalité, Paix (French) Unity, Equality, PeaceAnthem: DjiboutiCapital and largest city Djibouti 11°36′N 43°10′E / 11.600°N 43.167°E / 11.600; 43.167Official lang
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Horn Of Africa
Gaaffaa Afriikaa‎ Geeska Afrika‎ የአፍሪካ ቀንድ‎ القرن الأفريقي‎ ቀርኒ ኣፍሪቃ‎Countries and territories Djibouti Eritrea Ethiopia SomaliaMajor regional organizations Arab
Arab
League, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, Community of Sahel-Saharan States, Intergovernmental Authority on DevelopmentPopulation 122,618,170 (2016 est.)Area 1,882,757 km2LanguagesAfar Amharic Oromo Somali TigrinyaReligion Islam, Christianity, Traditional faithsTime Zones UTC+03:00
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Creole Peoples
Creole peoples (and its cognates in other languages such as crioulo, criollo, creolo, créole, kriolu, criol, kreyol, kreol, kriol, krio, kriyoyo, etc.) are ethnic groups which originated from creolisation, linguistic, cultural and racial mixing between colonial-era emigrants from Europe with non-European peoples, climates and cuisines. Typically, they are partially or fully descended from White European colonial settlers, native american and Africans. The development of creole languages is attributed to, but independent of, the emergence of creole ethnic identities.Contents1 Etymology and overview 2 United States2.1 Alaska 2.2 Chesapeake Colonies 2.3 Louisiana 2.4 Texas3 Africa3.1 Portuguese Africa4 Brazil 5 Former Spanish colonies5.1 Spanish America 5.2 Spa
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Indian Ocean Commission
The Indian Ocean Commission
Indian Ocean Commission
(French: Commission de l'Océan Indien, COI) is an intergovernmental organization that was created in 1982 at Port Louis, Mauritius
Mauritius
and institutionalized in 1984 by the Victoria Agreement in Seychelles. The COI is composed of five African Indian Ocean nations: Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Réunion
Réunion
(an overseas region of France), and Seychelles
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Réunion
Réunion
Réunion
(French: La Réunion, pronounced [la.ʁe.y.njɔ̃] ( listen); previously Île Bourbon) is an island and region of France
France
in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar
Madagascar
and 175 kilometres (109 mi) southwest of Mauritius. As of January 2018[update], it had a population of 865,826.[1] It is the most prosperous island in the Indian Ocean, having the highest GDP per capita in the region. The island has been inhabited since the 17th century when people from France
France
and Madagascar
Madagascar
settled there. Slavery was abolished on 20 December 1848 (a date celebrated yearly on the island), after which indentured workers were brought from Tamil Nadu, Southern India, among other places. The island became an overseas department of France
France
in 1946. As elsewhere in France, the official language is French
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Mauritius
Coordinates: 20°12′S 57°30′E / 20.2°S 57.5°E / -20.2; 57.5Republic of Mauritius République de Maurice  (French) Repiblik Moris  ( Mauritian
Mauritian
creole)FlagCoat of armsMotto: "Stella Clavisque Maris Indici" (Latin) French: L’étoile et la clé de l’océan Indien "Star and Key of the Indian Ocean"Anthem: MotherlandIslands of the Republic of
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Seychelles
Coordinates: 4°35′S 55°40′E / 4.583°S 55.667°E / -4.583; 55.667 Republic
Republic
of SeychellesRépublique des Seychelles
Seychelles
(French) Repiblik Sesel (
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French-based Creole Languages
A French creole, or French-based creole language, is a creole language (contact language with native speakers) for which French is the lexifier. Most often this lexifier is not modern French but rather a 17th-century koiné of French from Paris, the French Atlantic harbours, and the nascent French colonies. French-based creole languages are spoken natively by millions of people worldwide, primarily in the Americas
Americas
and on archipelagos throughout the Indian Ocean
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Standard French
Standard French
Standard French
(in French: le français standard, le français normé, le français neutre [Neutral French] or le français international [International French], the last being a Quebec invention) is an unofficial term for a standard variety of the French language. It is a set of spoken and written formal varieties used by the educated francophones of several nations around the world. As French is a pluricentric language, Standard French
Standard French
encompasses various linguistic norms (consisting of prescribed usage)
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Petit Nègre
Français tirailleur, also known as Petit nègre or Petinègue or Forofifon naspa, is a pidgin language that was spoken by West African soldiers and their white officers in the French colonial army approximately 1857–1954. It never creolized.[2][3]Contents1 Background 2 Potential substrates of Français Tirailleur 3 In popular culture 4 Sample text 5 See also 6 ReferencesBackground[edit] The first West African soldiers were enrolled in the French colonial army in 1820 and the company of the Tirailleur Sénégalais was formed in 1857.[4] They fought for France in both World Wars. The last company of West African soldiers in the French army was disbanded in 1964 and the last Tirailleur who served in WW1 died in 1998.[5] It is important to keep in mind that while slavery was abolished in France and her colonies in 1848, this does not mean the situation changed totally over night
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Morphology (linguistics)
In linguistics, morphology (/mɔːrˈfɒlədʒi/[1]) is the study of words, how they are formed, and their relationship to other words in the same language.[2][3] It analyzes the structure of words and parts of words, such as stems, root words, prefixes, and suffixes. Morphology also looks at parts of speech, intonation and stress, and the ways context can change a word's pronunciation and meaning. Morphology differs from morphological typology, which is the classification of languages based on their use of words,[4] and lexicology, which is the study of words and how they make up a language's vocabulary.[5] While words, along with clitics, are generally accepted as being the smallest units of syntax, in most languages, if not all, many words can be related to other words by rules that collectively describe the grammar for that language
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Northwest Africa
المغرب‎‎ al-Maɣréb ⵜⴰⵎⴰⵣⵗⴰ / Tamazɣa‎Countries and territories Algeria Libya Mauritania Morocco Tunisia Western SaharaMajor regional organizations Arab League, Arab Maghreb
Maghreb
Union, Community of Sahel-Saharan StatesLanguages Arabic
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Lexicon
A lexicon, word-hoard, or word-stock is the vocabulary of a person, language, or branch of knowledge (such as nautical or medical). In linguistics, a lexicon is a language's inventory of lexemes. The word "lexicon" derives from the Greek λεξικόν (lexicon), neuter of λεξικός (lexikos) meaning "of or for words."[1] Linguistic theories generally regard human languages as consisting of two parts: a lexicon, essentially a catalogue of a language's words (its wordstock); and a grammar, a system of rules which allow for the combination of those words into meaningful sentences. The lexicon is also thought to include bound morphemes, which cannot stand alone as words (such as most affixes).[2] In some analyses, compound words and certain classes of idiomatic expressions and other collocations are also considered to be part of the lexicon
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