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Francophone

A person, company, or country for which French is the primary language. Because of the historical importance of French as an international language and of France as a world power, French is one of the most common languages in international commerce.
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The funding announced (July 14) will allow us to promote Francophone culture and heritage, while helping boost tourism throughout the region.
La premiere section dresse un apercu du contexte historique qui mene les francophones de la Saskatchewan a se mobiliser sur le plan politique.
Emphasising this point, he said,"Everybody is welcome at the Francophone Week events, although some will, of course, be focused on the French language.
We know that a "language shift" occurred in New Orleans at a certain point in the nineteenth century, but we still do not know when francophones by origin began to speak English instead, how long the transition took, and if there was an intermediate phase when a majority of the city's inhabitants were bilingual.
Le DG du groupement professionnel des banques du Maroc (GPBM), El Hadi Chaibano, a mis en avant le volet economique et financier de la Francophonie, rappelant dans ce sens la creation le 20 septembre dernier a Marrakech de l'Union bancaire francophone dote d'un comite de pilotage compose des representants de tous les pays francophones.
Mme Serenade Gamil, ministre plenipotentiaire et directrice du service de la Francophonie (MAE), a attire l'attention sur des points interessants relatifs a l'importance des valeurs communes entre les pays francophones, et l'interet de la cooperation journalistique pour le developpement des relations culturelles.
On the flipside, he said, the francophones have been running their own school boards for well over a decade and this could provide expertise for the Metis to draw on.
The Francophones, then, had room for second language growth and, although the exchange may have provided more speaking and listening opportunities, the Francophone group transferred their perceived improvement to all linguistic and strategic skills.
The Flemings from the north and the Francophones have found it over the past decades increasingly difficult to broker compromises between the two sides, as running the country has become ever more complicated.
L'objectif de cet article est de rendre compte de la mobilisation des francophones en situation linguistique minoritaire de l'Ontario eu egard a l'obtention de services de sante en francais.
Canadian Francophones outside the province of Quebec are described as living in a minority setting.
The Senate has historically played a vital role in the representation of this country's linguistic minorities, including the francophones outside Quebec and the anglophones in Quebec.