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The people of [[France]] also the language spoken in France.
'''French''' is the [[language]] that developed in Northern [[France]] from [[Latin]]. The earliest extant French text is [[The Oath of Strasbourg]], from 842. The dialects of Old French are called collectively [[langue d'oil]]. [[Middle French]] developed around the end of the [[13th century]], and saw the end of the declension system.
Late in period French became a [[lingua franca]] for most of Europe.
[[Latin]] was still used as the official court language of France until King [[Francis I]] passed the Ordinance of .

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