French Speaking Countries in Africa

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A total of 21 countries in Africa speak French with Democratic Republic of Congo leading with the highest number of French speaking population.

All these African countries were colonized by France and they adopted French as either their native language or a second language.

Here is a full list of French speaking countries in Africa:

Rank Country Population
1 Democratic Republic of the Congo 77,266,800
2 Madagascar 24,235,400
3 Cameroon 23,345,200
4 Ivory Coast 22,701,600
5 Niger 19,899,100
6 Burkina Faso 18,105,600
7 Mali 17,599,700
8 Senegal 15,129,300
9 Chad 14,037,500
10 Guinea 12,608,600
11 Rwanda 11,607,700
12 Burundi 11,178,900
13 Benin 10,879,800
14 Togo 7,304,600
15 Central African Republic 4,900,300
16 Republic of the Congo 4,620,300
17 Gabon 1,725,300
18 Djibouti 887,861
19 Equatorial Guinea 845,060
20 Comoros 788,474
21 Seychelles 92,900

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