Language Landscape in Tunisia

Video Transcript

The main language in Tunisia is Arabic, but it's [blended] with French. So you have three words in Arabic and two words in French in one sentence. That's for the generations that they are from, let's say, 20 to 40 years-old. Older than that, they will prefer to speak French, because they just came out of the invasion of the French people for a whole hundred [years]. And then the young kids right now, they're fascinated about speaking English. They study English at the age of ten, French at the age [of] six, and then English at the age of ten. So by the time that they finish high school they already speak almost five languages. And they like to express that in the daily conversations that they have with Westerners.

In this video, a Tunisian national discusses the languages used in Tunisia.