African French (French: français africain) is the generic name of the varieties of French spoken by an estimated 120 million (2010) people inAfrica spread across 24 francophone countries. This includes those who speak French as a first or second language in these 31 francophone African countries (dark blue on the map), but it does not include French speakers living in non-francophone African countries. Africa is thus the continent with the most French speakers in the world. French arrived in Africa as a colonial language. These African French speakers are now an important part of the Francophonie.
In Africa, French is often spoken alongside indigenous languages, but in some areas it has become a first language, such as in the region ofAbidjan, Ivory Coast or Libreville, Gabon. In some countries it is a first language among some classes of the population, such as in Tunisia,Morocco and Algeria where French is a first language among the upper classes (many people in the upper classes are simultaneous bilinguals in Arabic/French), but only a second language among the general population.
In each of the francophone African countries French is spoken with local specificities in terms of pronunciation and vocabulary.
The colonization of French Africa was very large, and taken a large portation of africa. The french took over and made more colonies. And made french africa. There is west french africa, north french africa, and central french africa. Many countries are french speaking in Africa.
List of french speaking countries
Central African Republic (CAR)
List of countries considered to be Frencophone