French and Spanish in North America

Chapter 5.8

French in Canada

French is one of Canada's two official languages along with English. One fourth of Canada's population is French speaking. Most are in Quebec but their lack of English causes them to be one of Canada's least developed provinces. It's political and economic activities were taken over by an English speaking minority and it made the province suffer. In 2008 over 1 million people in the United States spoke French.

Spanish in the United States

Spanish has increasingly become an important language in the United States because of mass immigration from Latin America and Mexico. Hundreds of Spanish-language newspapers, radio, and TV stations are available in the United States. In 2008 Spanish was spoken at home by 35 million people in the United States.

Creolized Languages

A creole or creolized language is a language that results from the mixing of the colonizers language with the indigenous language. A creole forms when the colonized ground adopts the language of the dominant group and makes changes. The changes could be simplifying grammar and adding words.
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Spanish speakers in America: U.S. now world's 2nd-largest Spanish-speaking country - TomoNews
French in Quebec vs French in France