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Francophonie, a strong increase
According to a report by the International Organization of Francophonie (OIF) « French Language in the World, 2014 », French is spoken by 274 million practitioners, making it the fifth most spoken language in the world. For 212 million people, French is spoken daily (the language spoken in the home, at school, in the public sector and in the media). The remaining 63 million people are considered to use French as a « foreign language ». At the time of the last analysis in 2010, the report counted a total of 220 million French speakers, which corresponds to an increase of more than 20% in 4 years, a rise that speaks to the strong state of the French language, but which can also be attributed in large part to a dynamic African demographic. In fact, it is sub-Saharan Africa which has seen the greatest advancement. (Certain countries have experienced an increase of 30%.