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Q: List of French-Speaking African Countries ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: List of French-Speaking African Countries
Category: Relationships and Society > Cultures
Asked by: rhinopias220-ga
List Price: $15.00
Posted: 17 Sep 2005 21:09 PDT
Expires: 17 Oct 2005 21:09 PDT
Question ID: 569272
My daughter is considering a gap-year after high school in a
French-speaking country in Africa.  Can you help us to define that
list of countries?  I'm getting lists of 10-19 countries, and I don't
know which are truly Francophone African countries.  Many thanks.
Subject: Re: List of French-Speaking African Countries
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 17 Sep 2005 23:46 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello Rhinopias220,

According to the CIA World Factbook, French is the official or one of
the official languages in the following countries in Africa.

Burkina Faso
Central African Republic 
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 
Congo, Republic of the  
Cote d'Ivoire
Equatorial Guinea

Search criteria:
CIA World Factbook
Country Languages

I hope the information provided is helpful!

Best regards,
rhinopias220-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars

Subject: Re: List of French-Speaking African Countries
From: myoarin-ga on 18 Sep 2005 16:15 PDT
Hello Rhinopias220,

You can completely disregard this comment if you want to, because it
is only very tangential to your question, which has been completely

These are the thoughts of a father whose daughter was also once that
age and of someone who has heard from a doctor who is by choice in
Francophone Africa for a couple of years, who is nonetheless surprised
by the actual conditions.

It is admirable and courageous of your daughter to want to spend a
year there.  Your question suggests, however, that you are not too
acquainted with the area.
I hope that you will look very seriously into the political and
cultural situation of the country she chooses to visit, and that you
will be absolutely certain about her living arrangements and security.
For a young girl, even living alone in the neighboring foreign country
can present unexpected situations (to use a neutral word).  On a
different continent, cultural shock can be debilitatitng.

Please excuse me for this comment if you feel that it is inapproprate.
Subject: Re: List of French-Speaking African Countries
From: amormio-ga on 19 Sep 2005 21:42 PDT
There are also north African countries that have French as a main
language, such as Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. View the current
socio-economic and political conditions in African countries right
now, Tunisia and Morocco are probably the most stable and safest
French speaking African countries.

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