word-forming element meaning "French" or "the Franks," from Medieval Latin combining form of Franci "the Franks" (see Frank), hence, by extension, "the French." Used from early 18c. in forming English compound words.
word-forming element meaning "voice, sound," also "speaker of," from Greek phōnē "voice, sound" of a human or animal, also "tone, voice, pronunciation, speech," from PIE root *bha- (2) "to speak, say, tell" (source also of Latin for, fari "to speak," fama "talk, report").
<a href="https://www.etymonline.com/word/Francophone">Etymology of Francophone by etymonline</a>
Harper, D. (n.d.). Etymology of Francophone. Online Etymology Dictionary. Retrieved $(datetime), from https://www.etymonline.com/word/Francophone