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Languages of France Quiz (with map)

France was once an extremely linguistically diverse area. Sadly, the french government seems to see little value in regional languages and has become somewhat notorious for stamping them out. Thankfully, there are a few which have stood the test of time!
the langue d'oil and langue d'oc are both being considered as one language
source: Wikipedia
It must be understood that French is the majority language in very nearly every part of the country, the borders on the map are there to distinguish where regional languages are spoken
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Last updated: August 17, 2021
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Romance Languages
Catalan
Corsican
Arpitan
French (Langue d'oïl)
Gallurese
Ligurian
Occitan (Langue d’oc)
Germanic Languages
Alsatian
French Flemish
Lorraine Franconian
Celtic Languages
Breton
Language Isolates
Basque
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Level 44
Aug 12, 2020
As an example: Occitan is so poorly documented by the French government, its number of speakers ranges from 100,000 to 700,000. This should also serve as an example that while on the map, Occitan seems to cover the southern third of the country, it is actually only spoken by a very small minority in that region.

(also Ligurian is spoken by some in small communities in the southeast of France and southern Corsica)

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Level 57
Aug 13, 2020
Nice Quiz and Great SVG!
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Level 44
Aug 13, 2020
Thank you, definitely can be time consuming
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Level 60
Sep 13, 2020
Awesome quiz but what I liked more is the unique idea. So many languages are actually spoken in France is something I would have never known otherwise, learnt something new today (。•̀ᴗ-)✧
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Level 44
Sep 13, 2020
Technically, many more languages are actually spoken in France (but close to extinction), this is a simplified version that shows the broader groups of Langue d’Oïl and Langue d’Oc. I’ll come out with the more complete version soon.
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Level 70
Nov 15, 2022
It should be noted though, that Oil, Oc and Arpitan are dialect groups: traditionally they are considered pluricentric languages with standard French being a standardized Oil variant, but there are some variants among them that are sometimes considered separate languages altogether, especially Gascon which is markedly distinct from the rest of Occitan, and Picard and Wallon which have limited intellegibility with other Oil variants.