Francophone

Francophone

[frang-kuh-fohn]
adjective
1.
Also, Francophonic [frang-kuh-fon-ik] . 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; Franco- + -phone

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Francophone (ˈfræŋkəʊˌfəʊn)
 
n
1.  a person who speaks French, esp a native speaker
 
adj
2.  speaking French as a native language
3.  using French as a lingua franca

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Francophone
1900, from Franco- + -phone.
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