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Francophone

[frang-kuh-fohn] /ˈfræŋ kəˌfoʊn/
adjective
1.
Also, Francophonic
[frang-kuh-fon-ik] /ˌfræŋ kəˈfɒn ɪk/ (Show IPA)
. speaking French, especially as a member of a French-speaking population.
noun
2.
a person who speaks French, especially a native speaker.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; Franco- + -phone
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British Dictionary definitions for Francophone

Francophone

/ˈfræŋkəʊˌfəʊn/
noun
1.
a person who speaks French, esp a native speaker
adjective
2.
speaking French as a native language
3.
using French as a lingua franca
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Word Origin and History for Francophone
adj.

1900, from Franco- + -phone.

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