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French-speaking Quebecers

For the ethnic group, see French Canadians.

French-speaking Quebecers (or Quebecers/Quebeckers; in French Québécois) are francophone residents of the Canadian province of Quebec.

The majority of francophone Quebecers are of French Canadian descent, but many immigrants integrate themselves into the francophone majority in Quebec. Many French Canadians have French and Irish origins; Irish surnames are common[1] and some have English surnames, Scottish surnames, German surnames, etc.

According to the 2006 Census, 72% of residents of the Montreal Census Metropolitan Area speak French natively; outside the Montreal CMA, this figure is 95%. Major francophone universities include Université Laval, Université de Montréal, Université de Sherbrooke and the campuses of Université du Québec.

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