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Sinophile

[ sahy-nuh-fahyl, sin-uh- ]
/ ˈsaɪ nəˌfaɪl, ˈsɪn ə- /
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noun

a person who admires or has a strong liking for China, the Chinese, or their culture.

adjective

friendly to or having a strong liking for China or the Chinese.

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Also Si·no·phil [sahy-nuh-fil, sin-uh-]. /ˈsaɪ nə fɪl, ˈsɪn ə-/.

Origin of Sinophile

First recorded in 1895–1900; Sino- + -phile
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