Definition and history of the term Francophonie. Migration, colonialism, and the other forms of hegemony of the francophone culture. Unifying principles: language, race, educational and administrative system etc. Francophone countries in the world – geographical characteristics. Francophone cultures and identities – specific cultural traits which prove their diversity, as well as the traits which are result of immigration and colonization. Avatars of the Francophonie – creolization and negritude. Institutionnel connexion of the francophone countries: Alliance française, Les Sommets francophones, AUF, OIF etc. The place and the perspectives of Macedonia in the family of francophone countries.