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Dictionnaire des francophones
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Launch of the Dictionnaire des francophones!

The Dictionnaire des francophones (French speakers’ dictionary) is one of the emblematic measures of the French presidential plan for the French language and multilingualism unveiled in 2018. It is presented as part of French Language and Francophonie Week.


Updated on 18/03/2021

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With 500,000 words listed, the Dictionnaire des francophones summarises the diversity of French vocabulary in the world and enables the full wealth of speaking French to be shown. The Dictionary lists words and expressions from more than 50 countries and 110 places: from Côte d’Ivoire to Québec via the Maghreb, Louisiana or even the Indian Ocean.

The dictionary can be further enriched by the 300 million people who speak and bring French to life every day. New words and expressions suggested by French speakers from all over the world are likely to be included in the dictionary – once they have been proofread and approved by a scientific committee. 


How can you look at the Dictionnaire des francophones?

The Dictionnaire des francophones is presented as a digital dictionary that can be accessed free on its website and thanks to an app available on Android and IOS. 

The Dictionnaire des francophones

The Dictionnaire des francophones is supported by the General Delegation for the French language and the languages of France (DGLFLF) of the French Ministry of Culture. Its design was entrusted to the Institut international pour la francophonie (2IF) of Université Lyon 3 Jean Moulin, in partnership with many operational players like the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF).


The Institut français is the public institution responsible for the international cultural actions of France, under the supervision of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture.

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