User:Atcovi/Intro2FrenchNotes

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Francophone Countries[edit]

Canada[edit]

  • 1/3 of population speaks French.
  • French speakers mainly live in Quebec.
  • French speakers

Haiti[edit]

  • First Black Republic.
  • People speak Creole and French.

Martinique and Guadeloupe[edit]

  • Part of France
  • Inhabitants with African ancestry are French citizens

Europe[edit]

  • French is spoken in parts of Belgium (la Belgique), Switzerland (la Suisse), and Luxembourg (le Luxembourg).

North Africa[edit]

  • French is understood and spoken in Algeria (LAlgérie), Morocco (le Maroc), and Tunisia (la Tunisie).
  • 2 million people+ from these countries have emigrated to France and have become citizens of France.

Western and Central Africa[edit]

  • About 20 African countries have adopted French as their official language.
    • Senegal (le Senegal), the Ivory Coast (la Cote d'Ivoire), and the Democratic Republic of Congo (la Epublique democratique du Congo). French is also spoken on the large island of Madagascar.

Names[edit]

Traditional name for boys[edit]

  • Alain
  • Andre
  • Antoine
  • Bernard
  • Christophe
  • Clement
  • Edouard
  • Eric
  • Francois
  • Frederic
  • Georges
  • Guillaume
  • Henri
  • Jacques
  • Jean
  • Jean-Louis
  • Jean-Paul
  • Jerome
  • Joseph
  • Julien
  • Laurent
  • Marc
  • Mathieu
  • Michel
  • Nicolas
  • Olivier
  • Patrick
  • Paul
  • Philippe
  • Pierre
  • Robert
  • Stephane
  • Thomas
  • Vincent

Names of North African origin[edit]

Garcons
  • Ali
  • Ahmed
  • Habib
  • Latif
  • Mustapha
  • Youcef
Filles
  • Aicha
  • Leila
  • Fatima
  • Yasmina
  • Jamila
  • Zaina

Traditional names for girls[edit]

  • Anne
  • Anne-Marie
  • Aurelie
  • Beatrice
  • Caroline
  • Cecile
  • Celine
  • Charlotte
  • Christine
  • Claire
  • Elisabeth
  • Elodie
  • Emilie
  • Florence
  • Francoise
  • Helene
  • Isabelle
  • Jeanne
  • Julie
  • Laure
  • Lea
  • Louise
  • Marie
  • Marie-Christine
  • Mathilde
  • Melanie
  • Michele
  • Monique
  • Nathalie
  • Nicole
  • Pauline
  • Sophie
  • Stephanie
  • Suzanne
  • Sylvie
  • Therese
  • Veronique
  • Virginie

Original African Names[edit]

Garcon
  • Abdou
  • Amadou
  • Koffi

vKouame

  • Moussa
  • Ousmane
Filles
  • Adjoua
  • Asta
  • Aya
  • Latifah
  • Malika
  • Mariama