About French Language
According to Wikipedia.org, French is a Romance language of the Indo-European family. It comes from the Vulgar Latin of the Roman Empire. French evolved from Gallo-Romance, in Northern Gaul. It is a historically spoken language in northern France and southern Belgium. French is highly influenced by the native Celtic languages of Northern Roman Gaul. A French-speaking person is referred to as Francophone in both English and French. French is the official language in 29 countries on multiple continents. The communities of 84 countries share the official use of French. French is spoken in many countries of the United Nations. It is spoken as a first language in France; Canada, Belgium, western Switzerland, the United States, Monaco; the Aosta Valley region of Italy, and many other parts of the world.