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  • proper n. French speakers, collectively; the French-speaking world.
  • proper n. The International Organization of the Francophonie, an organization of countries having French as an official, first, or important language (in Canada, often the Francophonie or la Francophonie).
  • proper n. French speakers in Canada, collectively (often francophonie).

Etymologies

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1968, from French francophonie ("French speakers, collectively"), from francophone ("French speaker") + -ie.

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