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Sapristi! Combien de dialectes? French dialects and French regions

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Sapristi! Combien de dialectes? French dialects and French regions

  Map of the French-speaking world.  By aaker (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. Interesting fact: Only one quarter of the world's French-speaking population lives in France.  One quarter!  So, when we refer to "French regions" we're really talking about a global network of places, peoples and cultures, each with its own unique landscapes and climate--but all connected through their shared communication in French.   Another interesting fact: Just as English is spoken (and sometimes spelled) differently from one region to another, so the French speaking world is also very linguistically diverse. It includes French-influenced dialects that took shape outside of France in former colonies and historic...

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