The French are a Latin/Celtic/Germanic ethnic group primarily associated with France and the French language.
There are around 60 million autochthonous French people in France. There are around 1.38 million French speakers in Switzerland, as well as some smaller groups in Belgium and Algeria. Additionally, French is the dominant language in the Canadian province of Québec.
There is a notable French diaspora in former French colonies.
It is common to hear the French described as rude, sometimes even by people who have never set foot in France. This myth is based on a misunderstanding of French culture and norms: The "Rude French" Myth
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