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Francophone

[ frang-kuh-fohn ]
/ ˈfræŋ kəˌfoʊn /
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adjective

Also Fran·co·phon·ic [frang-kuh-fon-ik]. /ˌfræŋ kəˈfɒn ɪk/. speaking French, especially as a member of a French-speaking population.

noun

a person who speaks French, especially a native speaker.

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Origin of Francophone

First recorded in 1895–1900; Franco- + -phone
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British Dictionary definitions for Francophone

Francophone
/ (ˈfræŋkəʊˌfəʊn) often not capital /

noun

a person who speaks French, esp a native speaker

adjective

speaking French as a native language
using French as a lingua franca
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