Old French facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsOld French
|Franceis, François, Romanz|
|Region||northern France, parts of Belgium (Wallonia), England, Ireland, Kingdom of Sicily, Principality of Antioch, Kingdom of Cyprus|
|Era||evolved into Middle French by the 14th century|
Old French was the Romance dialect continuum spoken in the northern half of modern France and parts of modern Belgium and Switzerland from around 1000 to 1300. It was then known as the langue d'oïl. This was different from the langue d'oc (Occitan language, also then called Provençal), whose territory bordered that of Old French to the south.
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Distribution of the modern langue d'oïl (shades of green) and of Franco-Provençal dialects (shades of blue)
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