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So, what is the difference between an Anglophile or a Britophile? Well, an Anglophile is someone who admires all things related to the people, places, and culture of England, whereas a Britophile (yes, it's really a word) refers to someone who admires all things related to the people, places and culture of Great Britain. So, if your admiration of the British is limited to the people, places, and culture of England alone, you're an Anglophile, but if your admiration extends to all of the more than 6,000 British Isles, then you're a Britophile.
Since most of us are relatively unfamiliar with most of what goes on in the British Isles, fans of England and Britain are probably best described as Anglophiles. In fact, they are described as Anglophiles. The term Britophile is a relatively obscure term. We might even bet that you've never heard it before. Conversely, someone who is not enamored at all with all things British would be called an Anglophobe. Although Anglophobe could refer to the fear or hatred of England, its people, its places, and its culture, the term is most often used today to describe anti-British sentiment.
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