Intergovernmental organisation of states and regions of states in which French is either a majority language or a large minority language. Includes Canada, France, and many of France's ex-colonies.

Sometimes called the French Commonwealth, la Francophonie has tradiationally had a much less political or activist agenda than its anglophone counterpart, choosing to concentrate on the promotion of the French language and on intercultural exchanges, where the Commonwealth has taken on an active role in promoting democracy and human rights amongst its membership.

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