1) An adjective term pertaining to Anglophone
cosmopolitan societies of predominantly Western characters, i.e. North America
, South Africa
, the British Isles
, describing their intellectual traditions, national characters etc., as opposed to "Francophone
", "Teutonic", "Habla Hispana" etc.
See also: Anglosphere
Originally, Anglo-Saxon denotes the English ethnicity as opposed to "Scots", "Welsh" and "Irish". Now it largely ceases to have an ethnic-racial significance and is replaced by more regional, "national" or "non-descriptive" identities.
2) The Anglo-Saxons
were the Germanic-speaking tribes that invaded Britain
after the collapse of the Roman Empire
3) The Germanic component of the English language, as opposed to the many loanwords the language has obtained, especially from Romance languages.
See also Old English.
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