French – A Language That Spans the Maghreb in North Africa

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Based in Oklahoma City, OK, William D. Jones, MD, practices preventive medicine in a private clinic setting. He also has experience as an occupational medicine physician in corporate settings in OK. William D. Jones, MD, has had the chance to live in France on two occasions in his life, and he speaks French fluently.

He had the opportunity to use the language during travels to locales such as Quebec and North Africa. Surprising to many travelers, French is more commonly spoken than Arabic in the Maghreb region that stretches from Morocco to Libya. One reason for this is that the local dialects of Arabic tend not to have as extensive a vocabulary selection.

Another reason is that French has simply become culturally rooted in families of the region since the Colonial era, and it defines the language relationships that they share with other people in the region. In many ways, it is a unique identifier of their backgrounds as North Africans.