Sunday, May 21, 2006

Countries where French or English are official languages.

Countries where French is the official language:
  • Belgium (with Dutch and German)
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi (with Kirundi and Swahili)
  • Cameroon (with English)
  • Canada (federally, with English)
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad (with Arabic)
  • Comoros (with Arabic and Comorian)
  • Congo-Brazzaville
  • Congo-Kinshasa
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Djibouti (with Arabic)
  • Equatorial Guinea (with Spanish)
  • France

Countries where English is the official language:
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Belize
  • Botswana (but the national language is Setswana)
  • Canada (federally, with French)
  • Cameroon (with French)
  • Fiji (with Bau Fijian and Hindustani)
  • part of the People's Republic of China
  • Hong Kong (with Chinese)
  • The Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guyana
  • India (with 22 other official languages)
  • Republic of Ireland (with Irish)
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya (with Kiswahili)
  • Kiribati
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Malawi
  • Namibia
  • New Zealand (with Maori)
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan (with Urdu as the national language)
  • Papua New Guinea (with Tok Pisin and Motu)
  • Philippines (but the national language is Filipino)
  • Rwanda (with French and Kinyarwanda)
  • St. Kitts and Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore (with Malay, Tamil and Chinese)
  • South Africa (with Afrikaans, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu)
  • Swaziland (with Swati)
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe (with Chichewa)


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