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PROVENCAL LANGUAGE. The name Provencal 6 is used to comprehend all the varieties of Romanic speech formerly spoken and written, and still generally used by country people in the south of France .
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Old Frankish (or, more correctly, "Old Franconian") was the language spoken by the Germanic Franks in the Low Countries and adjacent parts of contemporary France and Germany between the 4th and 8th century.
French ( le français [lə fʁɑ̃sɛ] ( listen ) or la langue française [la lɑ̃ɡ fʁɑ̃sɛz] ) is a Romance language spoken as a first language in France , the Romandy region in Switzerland , Wallonia and Brussels in Belgium , Monaco , the provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick ( Acadia region) in Canada , the U.S. state of Maine , the Acadiana region of the U.S. state of Louisiana , and by various communities elsewhere. Other speakers of French, who often speak it as a second language, [ 3 ] are distributed throughout many parts of the world, the largest numbers of whom reside in Francophone Africa. [ 4 ] In Africa, French is most commonly spoken in Gabon (where 80% report fluency), [ 4 ] Mauritius (78%), Algeria (75%), Senegal and Côte d'Ivoire (70%).
The langues d'oïl [lɑ̃ɡᵊdɔjl] [ 1 ] or langues d'oui [lɑ̃ɡᵊdwi] , in English the Oïl / ˈ w iː l / or Oui / ˈ w iː / languages , are a dialect continuum that includes standard French and its closest autochthonous relatives spoken today in the northern half of France , southern Belgium , and the Channel Islands .
( , , ; Modern French ) was the Romance dialect continuum spoken in territories that span roughly the northern half of modern France and parts of modern Belgium and Switzerland from the 9th century to the 14th century.
Occitan ( English pronunciation: / ˈ ɒ k s ɪ ˌ t æ n / ; [ 4 ] French pronunciation: [ɔk.si'tɑ̃] ; Occitan: [utsiˈta] ), [ 5 ] known also as Lenga d'òc by its native speakers ( Occitan: [ˈleŋɡɔ ˈðɔ(k)] ; French : Langue d'oc ), is a Romance language spoken in southern France , Italy's Occitan Valleys , Monaco , and Catalonia 's Val d'Aran : the regions sometimes known unofficially as Occitania . It is also spoken in the linguistic enclave of Guardia Piemontese ( Calabria , Italy). Occitan is a descendant of the spoken Latin language of the Roman Empire , as are languages such as Italian , Portuguese , Spanish , Romanian and Sardinian .