Word of the Week…en Français
indépendandiste /ɛ̃ndepɑ̃dɑ̃tist/ masculine and feminine noun/adjective
This week’s word is a departure from the usual historical terminology. Not to be confused with the American political “independent,” an indépendantiste in the Canadian French vernacular refers to a ‘souverainiste’ or a sovereignist: a person who favors Quebec’s independence from the rest of Canada as a sovereign state. See Wikibec, Wikitionary, and The Canadian Encyclopedia.