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or fran·co·phone  (frăng′kə-fōn′)
A French-speaking person, especially in a region where two or more languages are spoken.

Fran′co·phon′ic (-fŏn′ĭk) adj.


(Peoples) a person who speaks French, esp a native speaker
1. (Languages) speaking French as a native language
2. using French as a lingua franca


(ˈfræŋ kəˌfoʊn)

1. (of a population, country, etc.) French-speaking.
2. a speaker of French.


[ˈfræŋkəʊfəʊn] nfrancophone mf
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