adjective, often capitalized
an·​glo·​phone | \ ˈaŋ-glə-ˌfōn How to pronounce anglophone (audio) \

Definition of anglophone

: consisting of or belonging to an English-speaking population especially in a country where two or more languages are spoken

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Other Words from anglophone

Anglophone noun

Examples of anglophone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This has included an increase in scholarships offered so much so China has overtaken the UK and US as the top destination for students from anglophone African countries. Alexandria Williams, Quartz Africa, "African countries are evacuating some students from China over coronavirus, but most hesitate," 2 Mar. 2020 This is viewed as crucial to the French-speaking province of Quebec—a vote-rich region and a minority in mostly anglophone North America—and in cities in media centers such as Toronto and Vancouver, which the governing Liberals rely on for support. Paul Vieira, WSJ, "U.S., Canada Pass Friday Deadline With No Nafta Deal," 31 Aug. 2018 The intellectual center of gravity might shift to nations that are not anglophone liberal democracies. Gabriel Rossman, National Review, "Do Not Raise Taxes on Ph.D. Students," 14 Dec. 2017 The first stop on the maiden overseas voyage of the Trump presidency would not be continental cousin Canada or anglophone chum Britain — or even erstwhile wall-funder Mexico — but Saudi Arabia. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, "The surreal strangeness of Trump’s trip to Saudi Arabia," 19 May 2017 Anglophone resentments are about resources and representation. Yonatan L. Morse, Washington Post, "Cameroon has been in crisis for six months. Here’s what you need to know.," 2 June 2017

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First Known Use of anglophone

1892, in the meaning defined above

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“Anglophone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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