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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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"The Francophonie does not only share a language but also values, such as human rights, peace, democracy, education and economics, because the Francophony is one whole of the countries with economic opportunities, and in 2014, it also got its economic strategy that it intends to strengthen," the Ambassador said.
This element is traditionally associated with France, which has built an extensive network of educational institutions to support learning French abroad, relying heavily on the notion of survival of Francophony for keeping prestige and influence.
Echoing the importance of reliable weather services to climate change adaptation, French Minister of State for Development and Francophony Annick Girardin said it was hard to imagine a world without weather forecast information.
Mme Bermann previously served as French ambassador to China from 2011 until 2014, before which she was director for United Nations, international organisations, human rights and Francophony at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development in Paris.
He also welcomed French Ambassador to Lebanon, Patrice Paoli, accompanied by a delegation comprising the Director of the International Organization of Human Rights and Francophony Rights' Institutions.
Francophony is an enabling violation, a distancing from the oral and the originary.
Rabat - HM King Mohammed VI sent a message of congratulations to Ms Michalle Jean who was appointed secretary general of the International Francophony Organization.
Guy Moskit is best known for his service as Minister Delegate of Foreign Affairs in charge of Subregional Integration and Francophony of the Central African Republic from 2003 to 2007.
ISLAMABAD -- Following 220 million francophones (French speakers) in 75 countries worldwide, the French Department at National University of Modern Languages (NUML) has started celebrating a week-long celebration of Francophony Festival 2014.
The ambassador stressed Bahrainis' keenness on exploring other cultures and civilisations, saying that Francophony is gaining grounds in Bahrain.
Princess Marthe Bibescu (2) represents a reference point in the so-called Romanian Francophony. Romanian aristocrat, (3) she performed a successful literary career of both nonfiction and novels during the first half of the twentieth century, being laureate of the French Academy and member of the Royal Belgian Academy of French Language and Literature.