Old French was the Romance dialect continuum spoken in the northern half of modern France and parts of modern Belgium and Switzerland from around 1000 to 1300. It was then known as the langue d'oïl. This was different from the langue d'oc (Occitan language, also then called Provençal), whose territory bordered that of Old French to the south.
|Franceis, François, Romanz|
|Pronunciation||[fɾãntsejs], [fɾãntsɔjs], [romãnts]|
|Region||northern France, parts of Belgium (Wallonia), England, Ireland, Kingdom of Sicily, Principality of Antioch, Kingdom of Cyprus|
|Era||evolved into Middle French by the 14th century|
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Old French". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.