Member states of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie Information
This is a list of the member states of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie. These countries belong to an international organisation representing countries and regions where French is the first ("mother") or customary language, where a significant proportion of the population are francophones (French speakers) or where there is a notable affiliation with French culture.   
|Albania||1999||Albanian||Brief French protectorate in Korçë between 1916 and 1920. Approximately 30% of young Albanians choose French as their first foreign language  Albania is home to 300,000 French speakers, and it is the second foreign language of education after English.|
|Armenia||2012||Armenian||See Armenia-France relations|
|Belgium||1970||officially trilingual, French included||French is the native language of about 40% of the population  48% are non-native speakers of French.  Belgium's French community is also a member separately. See also: Languages of Belgium and Belgian French|
|* French Community of Belgium||1980||French official language||a community of Belgium with its two components Wallonia (excluding the German-speaking community) and Brussels-Capital Region (its French-speaking majority)|
|Benin||1970||French||former French colony|
|Bulgaria||1993||Bulgarian||French is spoken as a foreign language by 9% of the Bulgarian people, and taught as a main foreign language in about 25% of primary schools. |
|Burkina Faso||1970||French||former French colony|
|Burundi||1970||officially trilingual, French||former Belgian UN-protectorate|
|Cambodia||1993||Khmer||former French protectorate (as a part of former French Indochina)|
|Cameroon||1991||officially bilingual, French included||over 90% of country was a French protectorate (1945–1959)|
|Canada||1970||Officially bilingual, French included||the provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick are participating governments; much of eastern Canada was part of the first French colonial empire. As of 2004, a government representative from Ontario also attends as part of the Canadian delegation, although Ontario is not yet a participating government in its own right.|
|* New Brunswick||1977||officially bilingual, French included||considered a "participating government", this province of Canada is officially bilingual English-French and home to the largest community of Acadians.|
|* Quebec||1971||French||considered a "participating government", this province of Canada has French as its official language and is home to 85% of Canada's native francophones.|
|Central African Republic||1973||officially bilingual, French included||former French colony. The Central African Republic was suspended for instances of la Francophonie at the 88th session of the CPF in March 2012. |
|Chad||1970||officially bilingual, French included||former French colony|
|Comoros||1977||officially trilingual, French included||former French colony|
|Democratic Republic of the Congo||1977||French||former Belgian colony. See also: Languages of the DRC|
|Republic of the Congo||1981||French||former French colony|
|Côte d'Ivoire||1970||French||former French colony. See also: Languages of Côte d'Ivoire|
|Djibouti||1977||officially bilingual, French included||former French colony|
|Dominica||1979||English||French and then British colony; Antillean Creole, a French-based creole language, is spoken by 90% of the population.|
|Egypt||1983||Arabic||(Foreign language and former French colony 1798)|
|Equatorial Guinea||1989||(officially trilingual, French included)||country surrounded by French-speaking countries. Former Spanish colony|
|Gabon||1970||French||former French colony|
|Guinea||1981||French||former French colony.|
|Guinea-Bissau||1979||Portuguese||country surrounded by French-speaking countries. Former Portuguese colony. Guinea-Bissau was suspended on 18 April 2012 following a coup d'état. |
|Haiti||1970||officially bilingual, French included||former French colony|
|Laos||1991||Lao; French is spoken||former French colony (as a part of former French Indochina)|
|Lebanon||1973||Arabic and French; French is the secondary language.||Under a French mandate from 1920–1943|
|Luxembourg||1970||Officially trilingual, French included|
|officially bilingual, French included||former French colony|
|Mali||1970||French||former French colony. Mali's membership was suspended in March 2012 due to a coup. |
|Mauritania||1980||Arabic||former French colony, French is an administrative language. Mauritania's membership was suspended on 26 August 2008, pending democratic elections, after a military coup d'état,  then again in April 2009. |
|Mauritius||1970||Creole is the mother tongue. French and English are also widely used||Dutch, French, and then British colony; French is widely used in commerce and by the media.[ citation needed] French is also a language of instruction in schools.[ citation needed]|
|Monaco||1970||French||independent country enclaved in France|
|Morocco||1981||Arabic and Berber||former French and Spanish protectorate|
|Niger||1970||French||former French colony|
|Romania||1993||Romanian||French is understood and spoken by 26% of the population. |
|Rwanda||1970||officially quadralingual with French included||former Belgian UN-protectorate. In 2009, became a member of the Commonwealth, but remains a member within Francophonie.|
|Saint Lucia||1981||English||Former French and British colony. Antillean Creole, a French-based creole language, is spoken by 90% of the population.|
|São Tomé and Príncipe||1999||Portuguese|
|Senegal||1970||French||former French colony|
|Seychelles||1976||officially trilingual, French included||former French colony (first empire), later British colony, French is commonly used|
|Switzerland||1996||Officially quadrilingual, French included||French is the native language of about 20% of all Swiss.|
|Togo||1970||French||former French colony|
|Tunisia||1970||Arabic||former French protectorate|
|Vanuatu||1979||officially trilingual||former French and British condominium of New Hebrides|
|Vietnam||1970||Vietnamese||former French protectorate|
|Cyprus||2006||Greek, Turkish||Cyprus was ruled by the French-origin Lusignan dynasty from 1192 until 1489. About 12% of the Cyprus population speaks and understands French.|
|Ghana||2006||English||All land borders with French-speaking countries (all former colonies of French West Africa) and trade partners. Study of French is being made compulsory at the basic educational level and certain subjects will be taught in both English and French. Became Associate Member in 2006. |
|Kosovo||2014||Albanian, Serbian||Traditional diplomatic and commercial ties with France; French is taught as a third language in most secondary schools. (See further: France-Kosovo relations.)|
|New Caledonia||2016||French, New Caledonian languages||Special collectivity of France; former French colony (1853–1946) and overseas territory (1946–1999)|
|Serbia||2006||Serbian||Traditional diplomatic, military and cultural ties with France; French is widely taught as a second foreign language in schools. See France-Serbia relations.|
|United Arab Emirates||2010||Arabic||Military and cultural ties with France (see further: France-United Arab Emirates relations)|
|Qatar||2012||Arabic||Strong military ties with France (see further: France-Qatar relations)|
|Argentina||2016||Spanish, others||Argentina has the largest French community in Latin America. Today more than 6 million Argentines have some degree of French ancestry (up to 17% of the total population). |
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||2010||Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian|
|Croatia||2004||Croatian||Part of the
Illyrian Provinces under Napoleon's French Empire.
(See further: Croatia-France relations.)
|Dominican Republic||2010||Spanish||French colony from 1795 to 1808.|
|Gambia||2018||English||Border with Senegal, a French-speaking country.|
|Ireland||2018||English, Irish||French is the second most common foreign language spoken at home in Ireland (after Polish), and most commonly spoken by those born in Ireland |
|* Louisiana||2018||English; French is an administrative language; Creole and Spanish are also spoken||U.S. state with a francophone minority. Once part of the first French colonial empire, now it is home to a strong influence of Cajun, Creole and Haitian language and culture.|
|Mexico||2014||Spanish||A large number of French immigrants arrived in Mexico since the 1830's and today number over 6 million French descendants.;  Second Mexican Empire, a puppet state of the Second French Empire under Napoleon III. |
|Mozambique||2006||Portuguese||Trading partner across Mozambique Channel with French-speaking and former French colony of Madagascar|
|* Ontario||2016||English; French is a regional administrative language||Province of Canada with a francophone minority, the Franco-Ontarians. Ontario is not officially bilingual in English and French, however the provincial government does provide services in the French language and the francophone minority has its own publicly funded school systems. Also formerly part of New France.|
|Poland||1996||Polish||Long-standing cultural and historic ties; Henry III of France was King of Poland from 1573–1574, and the Duchy of Warsaw was a client state allied with the First French Empire from 1807–1815; France was home to notable Polish émigrés, e.g. Adam Mickiewicz, Frédéric Chopin, and Marie Skłodowska-Curie.|
|Slovenia||1999||Slovene||Part of the Illyrian Provinces under Napoleon's French Empire|
|Thailand||2008||Thai||Suspended on 27 June 2014 following the 2013–14 political crisis.  |
Some countries could also join the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie on the basis of being part of the French colonial empire including: Algeria,    Syria, and Pondicherry and Chandannagar regions of India. In 2016, Saudi Arabia applied to join the organisation despite having no historical colonial ties with France.  However, the Saudis withdrew their bid in October 2018 due to the pressure over their human rights record. 
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Les enquêtes montrent que la Flandre est bien plus multilingue, ce qui est sans doute un fait bien connu, mais la différence est considérable : alors que 59 % et 53 % des Flamands connaissent le français ou l'anglais respectivement, seulement 19 % et 17 % des Wallons connaissent le néerlandais ou l'anglais. ... 95 pour cent des Bruxellois déclarent parler le français, alors que ce pourcentage tombe à 59 pour cent pour le néerlandais. Quant à l’anglais, il est connu par une proportion importante de la population à Bruxelles (41 pour cent). ... Le syndrome d’H (...) frappe la Wallonie, où à peine 19 et 17 pour cent de la population parlent respectivement le néerlandais et l’anglais.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list ( link) CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown ( link)
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