There are many different French Dialects spoken all over the world.
Although the differences are not that huge with the only differences being in pronunciation of words and vocabulary. Francien after centuries has replaced many of the regional dialect around France has the primary French Dialect. Other minor French dialect are found in other parts of Europe.
French Dialect Map
French Dialects List
European French Dialects
- Francien is the official standard for modern day French and it replaced several regional dialects of French previously spoken in Northern and Central France. These dialects were formerly referred to as the so-called Langue d’Oïl.
- Belgium French – Minor French dialect found in Belgium.
- Italian French – Minor French dialect found in Italy
- Luxembourg French – Minor French dialect found in Luxembourg
- Switzerland French – Minor French dialect found in Switzerland
- The Channel Islands – Minor French Dialect found in the Channel Islands.
Canadian French Dialects
- Quebec French – The standard French dialect
- Acadian French – Dialect originally brought over by the French.
- Newfoundland French – A minor dialect of Canadian French that is disappearing.
- Métis French
United States French Dialects
Cajun French – Dialect of French spoken in the United State of Louisiana
African French Dialects
There are more than 20 French-speaking countries in Africa. As of
- The French dialect
spokenby Africans in Western, Central, and East Africa
- The French dialect spoken by the Arabs and Berbers in Northwest Africa
- The French spoken by Creoles in the Indian Ocean (Réunion, Mauritius, and Seychelles)
Asian French Dialects
- Vietnamese French is spoken in Vietnam
- Cambodian French is the French of Cambodia. It dates back to the French colonization of Indochina in 1863. Colonists taught French to the local inhabitants
- Indian French is the French spoken by Indians in past colonies of Pondicherry, Chandernagore,
Karikal, Mahe and Yanam.
Different French dialects of the French language are spoken in many different nations and regions around the world, most commonly throughout Europe and the world. However, the differences in regional dialects may not make one French speaker nearly incomprehensible to another. In most cases, the different dialects don’t have a specific written form of the language, but there’s usually a certain amount of literature that accompanies each French dialect.
Interested in further study into French or confused on where to start? I recommend reading our French Beginners Guide