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Oïl
Langues d'oïl
Geographic
distribution:
Northern and central France, Belgium, Switzerland
Linguistic classification: Indo-European
Proto-language: Old French
Subdivisions:
see below
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The geographical spread of the Oïl languages (other than French) can be seen in shades of green and yellow on this map

Langues d'oïl (which literally means in English: "languages of yes") is the linguistic and historical name for the Gallo-Romance languages which developed from Latin in the northern territories of Roman Gaul that now are occupied by northern France, part of Belgium and the Channel Islands.

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