One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Portuguese-speaking.‘the lusophone states of Africa’
- ‘SOFID will finance and invest in project companies in developing countries (primarily Lusophone) together with private Portuguese investors.’
- ‘Men like Fanon and Cabral would continue being pioneers of African nationalism that saw anglophone, francophone and lusophone countries get their Uhuru - freedom.’
- ‘It can also be noted that amidst the porous subject areas there is little recognition of poetry, as well as song and dance as acts of cultural resistance, as in much of lusophone and Southern Africa.’
1970s: from luso- (representing Lusitania) + -phone.
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