If French speaking countries are Francophone what are Portuguese speaking countries?
And likewise what would Spanish, German, Greek,Italian etc...
- MamaFrogLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
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.
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- fabeeLv 61 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.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Portupotty is the word for countries where people speak Portuguese improperly.