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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.



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