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Type Country
Pronounced Pron. /fʁɑ̃s/(French) /ˈfɹæns/(English) /ˈfɹɑːns/(British English)

Meaning & History

From Latin Francia meaning "land of the Franks". The Franks were the Germanic tribe who settled in the region in the 3rd century. They derived their tribal name from the name of a type of spear that they used.