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French language
French is a Romance language spoken as a first language in France, the Romandy region in Switzerland, Wallonia and Brussels in Belgium, Monaco, the regions of Quebec and Acadia in Canada, and by various communities elsewhere. Second-language speakers of French are distributed throughout many parts of the world, the largest numbers of which reside in Francophone Africa...
Timeline of Events
842
2.14.842
Charles the Bald and Louis the German swear the Oaths of Strasbourg in the French and German languages.
1969
7.7.1969
In Canada, the Official Languages Act is adopted making the French language equal to the English language throughout the Federal government.
1970
5.28.1970
The formerly united Free University of Brussels officially splits into two separate entities, the French-speaking Université Libre de Bruxelles and the Dutch-speaking Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
1977
7.26.1977
The National Assembly of Quebec imposes the use of French as the official language of the provincial government. thumb launch on July 26, 2005.]]