Africa is the continent with the largest number of French speakers, with 96.2 million French speakers. The French language is an essential linguistic skill to have when one is trying to do business in Africa where 30 of the 54 countries of the continent – therefore more than half – are French-speaking. Approximately there are African 19 countries among the 29 countries where French is the official language in the world.
These countries include several rapidly-developing economies, the top 5 fastest-growing African economies include Tanzania, Rwanda, Mozambique, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Cote D’Ivoire, French is an official language in 3 of them. Not only is the French language considered one of the richest languages when it comes to its cultural presence but it has laid its roots in a number of industries across the continent of Africa, making it a crucial language in the continent.
List of francophone countries in Africa
- Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi
- Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros
- Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti,
- Equatorial Guinea
- Gabon, Guinea
- Ivory Coast
- Madagascar, Mali,
- Republic of the Congo, Rwanda
French remains the sole official language in 11 African countries and the second official language in 10. It is also the main or only language of instruction in schools in Benin, Burkina Faso, the Central African Republic, the Comoros, Congo-Brazzaville, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo
French is the official language in 29 countries as well as for a number of international organisations including the UN, the European Union, Interpol and the African Union. With the language being spoken in so many countries and industries, it is obvious that the French language has become an integral ingredient of corporate success on an international scale.
Invest in a language skill that will take you and your corporation to the next level and become a major player in the African economy. From culture to commerce, the language is one that will set you up as a front-runner in your industry.
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