Encyclopedia > Francophone

  Article Content

Francophone

A Francophone is a person who speaks French, especially as a first language[?]. Francophone as an adjective means French-speaking.

Francophone countries include France, parts of Belgium, Canada, and Switzerland, and several countries in Africa that are former French colonies. Collectively these countries are known as the Francophonie.

A related term is anglophone, which means English-speaking. In Quebec, the term allophone has also been coined, and means "has a native language other than English or French". All three words have crossed over into Canadian English, and are politically charged to some extent.



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Shinnecock Hills, New York

... Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 1,749 people, 502 households, and 313 families residing in the town. The population density is 326.2/km² ...

 
 
 
This page was created in 31.1 ms