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Francophone

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

noun
  1. a person who speaks French, esp a native speaker
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adjective
  1. speaking French as a native language
  2. using French as a lingua franca
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Word Origin and History for francophone

Francophone

adj.

1900, from Franco- + -phone.

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