French is spoken by 72,000,000 people:
51,000,000 in France,
6,000,000 in Canada,
4,000,000 in Belgium,
1,272,000 in Switzerland,
412,000 in Guadeloupe,
340,000 in Martinique,
Reading the Scriptures
The New Testament was first published in 1474.
The complete Bible was first published in 1530.
This shows the first few verses from John's Gospel in the Segond version, first published in 1880, Geneva. This page is taken from a Bible by United Bible Societies, 1993.