If French speaking countries are Francophone what are Portuguese speaking countries?

And likewise what would Spanish, German, Greek,Italian etc...

7 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    I'm sure the following list is not exhaustive, but it gives you an idea of word formation.

    - anglophone (English-speaking)

    - arabophone (Arab-speaking)

    - francophone (French-speaking)

    - germanophone or teutophone (German-speaking)

    - hellenophone (Greek-speaking)

    - hispanophone (Spanish-speaking)

    - italophone (Italian-speaking)

    - lusophone (Portugese-speaking)

    - russophone (Russian-speaking)

    - sinophone (Chinese-speaking)

    This short article explains that not only do such terms denote a connection to a specific language, they also bear significant historical and cultural connotations: http://www.reference.com/browse/wiki/-phone.

  • 4 years ago

    Portuguese Speaking Countries

  • johna
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

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  • fabee
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    They are Lusophones as in Lusitania

    Spanish-speaking people are called "hispanophone"

    German-speaking people are "germanophone"


  • 1 decade ago

    Lusophone. It comes from Lusitania, which is the classical (Roman) name for Portugal.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Portupotty is the word for countries where people speak Portuguese improperly.

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