|Region||Originally Franqueterre, now worldwide|
|Native speakers||170–200 million (as of 2012)|
|Early forms||Old Franquese|
...many other dialects
|Writing system||Romantian script|
|Signed forms||Signed Franquese|
|Official language in|
|Minority language in|
Franquese (in Franquese Franquais) is one of the Uletarephian/Romantish languages that spread throughout the globe during the 14th century wave of immigration, led partially to the efforts of Duke Beglidere after the fall of the Inaran Nation, and the creation of the Catholic Papacy in St. Richards, and the Kingdom of Pretany. The Language has it's roots in the Nortian Tribe, a large tribal group that once spread throughout northern Pretany, north of the Inara Basin. The language subsequently is now spoken in Alora, Ardisphere, Gobrassanya and Paroy after the second wave of Purgatio Nortia between 1357-1700 that forced expulsion of the tribe through a series of colonization attempts around Uletha. Franquese is the only Uletarephian/Romantish language to evolve directly within the modern borders of Pretany itself.
The Nortian Tribe are linguistically the most detailed in historical record since 300AD. Their language spread around the globe during the reign of King Beglidere. In 300AD they had ruled a vast farming region north of Inara Basin, completely spanning the Great Rift Deltas. They spoke Romantian in 300AD . Franquese is the evolved version of the local proto-tribal language that the Nortian Tribe speak currently in minority in St. Genvieve and Prairie Du Rocher. The tribe was more of a formal kingdom before the takeover by the Inarans with thousands of walled cities and villages scattered throughout the northern territory. The Nortian fishing city of Port Emporia founded in ancient pre-history was called "Port Emporia" by the locals even then. A Romantian term. The Nortians were not completely overtaken by the Inarans in the empire, but merged with their culture. The Pretanic, King Beglidere, from Garlis, converted to Catholicism, a Nortian religion, and adopted the language for his 60 large temples he built in 1372 AD. It was then introduced to St. Richards in 1373 when it became the papacy and subsequently spread globally.
The Nortian Tribe was closely related to tribal ethnic groups in Garlis, in eastern Kalm, and southwestern Ísztianország, with tribal migrations happening in prehistory. Darcodia, Ispelia, Karolia, Florescenta, and Vartasimalia were five countries already colonized during the prehistory of Pretany by the Nortian Tribe between 300-400 AD. The circumstances surrounding the ancient migrations were unknown, possibly a population explosion that required outward migration and over-consumption of resources during that time. Once the Inaran Nation invaded the Nortian city states in the north a massive genocide began. It is estimated that 500,000- 1 milion Nortian tribal members existed in collective city states throughout the 1st millennium AD, north of the Inara Basin. The Purgatio Nortia were the forced displacement and expulsion during the Inaran Reign of a significant number of people from traditional land tenancies in the Great Rift Deltas, where they had practiced small-scale agriculture for centuries. by the time Duke Beglidere appeared in 1357, only 50,000 Nortian members were left on their ancestral lands. Not only was the Romantian speaking culture expunged from the Deltas, they were expelled from Pretany in a wave of exoduses that was only seen later -during the Ingerish colonization efforts. Countries founded during the expulsion were, Astura, Legonia, Sathria, Castellán, Saneusitania, Balam-Utz, Latina, Midistland, Narghana, Renkistan, Takora, Tárrases, and Vega. and the first wave of emigrants to Ardisphere. The Clearances resulted in significant emigration of Nortians to the southern and Eastern coasts of Uletha. Romantian evolved slowly into Franquese during the clearances by populations that remained hidden within the hill lands of central Northwest Pretany. Between 1357 and 1700 several more waves of Franquese speaking ethnic Nortians emigrated and colonized Alora, Ataraxia, Akinyaka, Beaudry, Broceliande, Gobrassanya, Inretsk, Lorredion, Paroy, Meridonia, Surricy and Triaquia, and the second wave of emigrants to Ardisphere. Signs of the Nortian Clearances are seen everywhere in Northern Pretany. Many of the cities and Shires in northern Pretany are rooted in Romantian and Franquese history and named locations and the spreading of the catholic faith. In the early 21st century, more descendants of the Nortian Tribe and of original Romantian descent are found in these diaspora destinations than in Northern Pretany itself.