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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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"TMI has developed its ICT export activities significantly in the past few years, mainly by providing ICT services in Francophonic West African countries, and in North Africa.
Judt gained wide notoriety for a 2003 New York Review of Books essay that argued that to remain a democracy, Israel needs to morph "from a Jewish state into a binational one." The New Republic subsequently dropped Judt as a contributing editor, and Judt's career as a Francophonic, British, Jewish, New York public intellectual, so to speak, flourished.
The release builds on the success of acclaimed Francophonic 1 that covered the very early years of Franco's extraordinary career.
To be given special notice (and not only as symptoms of the increased attention paid to Francophonic / postcolonial matters) are such pieces as Emily Apter's "Conde's Creolite in Literary History" (in a special number on Maryse Conde), Michel Fabre's "Oublies par la N.R.E?
Demetriou added: "The participation of our country at the Games of the Francophonie is a very important event for our country as it will help the promotion of Cyprus in Francophonic countries and the development of the existing bilateral agreement with Lebanon for cultural and scientific cooperation."
The visit to the UK commemorates the 20th anniversary of the death of the king of Congolese rumba, Grand Maitre 'Franco' Luambo Makiadi, and the release of a tribute double CD to the great man, Francophonic.
Even so, Catholic clerics sometimes defended local languages at a time when government officials saw a thoroughly Francophonic patrie as a cornerstone of nation building.
Coinciding with this phase of Castoriadis' philosophical trajectory was the emergence and increasing importance of the idea of 'auto-poiesis' for a diverse range of especially natural scientific disciplines, and was especially significant in francophonic contexts in the 1980s.
It adopted the French model that demanded that all immigrants integrate into francophonic culture.
It was also advantageous that I am a bilingual French speaker with a keen passion for Francophonic Africa.
Cotonou (Benin): Declaration et plan d'action, Paris, Organisation internationale de la Francophonic, 2001; UNESCO, Declaration universelle de l'UNESCO sur la diversite culturelle, Paris, UNESCO, 2001 [UNESCO.
A similar type of Francophonic humor occurs in the work of James Hogg, the rustic Scottish novelist--also frequently given to puns-whose origins in the Border country likewise ensured that accented English would be a personally-meaningful issue.