Language code: fr

Technical information about ISO 639 language code fr

Technical information about fr language code (French) is available below.

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French is part of the Indo-European family of languages and belongs to the Romance subgroup. It is an official language in more than 25 countries and is spoken on all continents, making it one of the most geographically widespread languages globally, alongside English, Spanish, and Arabic. French holds official status in numerous international organizations, including the European Union, the United Nations, the International Olympic Committee, and NATO. It uses the Latin script (French alphabet). It is estimated that over 200 million people worldwide are French speakers.

Language presence globally




*The graph shows a rough estimate of French speakers in countries where it is an official or minority language.

Related locale codes

fr-BE French (Belgium)

fr-BF French (Burkina Faso)

fr-BI French (Burundi)

fr-BJ French (Benin)

fr-BL French (Saint Barthélemy)

fr-CA French (Canada)

fr-CD French (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

fr-CF French (Central African Republic)

fr-CG French (Congo)

fr-CH French (Switzerland)

fr-CI French (Côte d'Ivoire)

fr-CM French (Cameroon)

fr-DJ French (Djibouti)

fr-DZ French (Algeria)

fr-FR French (France)

fr-GA French (Gabon)

fr-GF French (French Guiana)

fr-GN French (Guinea)

fr-GP French (Guadeloupe)

fr-GQ French (Equatorial Guinea)

fr-HT French (Haiti)

fr-KM French (Comoros)

fr-LU French (Luxembourg)

fr-MA French (Morocco)

fr-MC French (Monaco)

fr-MF French (Saint Martin)

fr-MG French (Madagascar)

fr-ML French (Mali)

fr-MQ French (Martinique)

fr-MR French (Mauritania)

fr-MU French (Mauritius)

fr-NC French (New Caledonia)

fr-NE French (Niger)

fr-PF French (French Polynesia)

fr-PM French (Saint Pierre and Miquelon)

fr-RE French (Réunion)

fr-RW French (Rwanda)

fr-SC French (Seychelles)

fr-SN French (Senegal)

fr-SY French (Syria)

fr-TD French (Chad)

fr-TG French (Togo)

fr-TN French (Tunisia)

fr-VU French (Vanuatu)

fr-WF French (Wallis and Futuna)

fr-YT French (Mayotte)

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