WotW: indépendantiste

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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.

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