Canadian French (or français canadien, pronounced [fran’se kænædie’] is the variety of French spoken in Canada. French is the mother tongue of more than seven million Canadians, a figure constituting roughly 22% of the national population. At federal level it has co-official status alongside English and is the sole official language of Quebec province. There are two main sub-varieties of Canadian French. Joual is an informal variety of French spoken in working-class neighbourhoods in the province of Quebec. Chiac is a blending of Acadian French syntax and vocabulary with numerous lexical borrowings from English.
Written alphabet: Latin
Official language in: Canada