Anglo is a prefix indicating a relation to the Angles, England, the English people, or the English language, such as in the term "Anglo-Saxon language". It is often used alone, somewhat loosely, to refer to people of British Isles descent in The Americas, New Zealand, Australia and Southern Africa. It is also used, both in English-speaking and non-English-speaking countries, to refer to Anglophone people of other European origins.

Anglo is a Late Latin prefix used to denote English- in conjunction with another toponym or demonym. The word is derived from Anglia, the Latin name for England, and still the modern name of its eastern region. Anglia and England both mean Land of the Angles, a Germanic people originating in the north German peninsula of Angeln.

It is also often used to refer to 'British' in historical and other contexts after the Acts of Union 1707, for example such as in the Anglo-Dutch Treaty of 1824, where in later years agreement was between the British government and the Dutch, not an English government. Typical examples of this use are also shown below, where non-English people from the British Isles are classified as being English.

Anglo is not an easily defined term. For traditionalists, there are linguistic problems with using the word as an adjective or noun on its own. For example, the purpose of the -o ending is to enable the formation of a compound term (for example Anglo-Saxon meaning of Angle and Saxon origin), so there is only an apparent parallelism between, for example, Latino and Anglo. However, a semantic change has taken place in many English-speaking regions so that in informal usage the meanings listed below are perfectly valid.

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1849 In The United Kingdom - Events
... 13 January — Second Anglo-Sikh War British forces retreat from the Battle of Chillianwala. 22 January — Second Anglo-Sikh War The city of Multan falls to the British East India Company following the Siege of Multan. 21 February — Second Anglo-Sikh War British victory at the Battle of Gujarat ...
Banburyshire - Location - Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
... The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle recorded that Vikings raided the village of Hook Norton in AD 913 ... Banburyshire, Warwickshire and Northamptonshire were on the Front line of the Viking/Anglo-Saxon conflict of that time ...
Anglo - Specialized Usage - United States
... In some parts of the United States Anglo-American is shortened to Anglo and applied to White Americans who are not of Hispanic or Latino origin, and sometimes ... Cajun and whose first and usual language is English are usually considered part of the Anglo group without further distinction ... In the Southwest United States, Anglo, short for Anglo American, is used, erroneously, as a synonym for Non-Hispanic Whites that is, all European Americans (except Latin ...
... The Anglo-Arabian or Anglo-Arab is a crossbred horse that now also has its own status as a horse breed ... It is a Thoroughbred (thus, the prefix "Anglo") crossed with an Arabian ... It can also be a cross between either an Anglo-Arab and a Thoroughbred or, alternatively, an Anglo-Arab and an Arabian ...
Anglo American Plc - Operations
... Wholly owned subsidiaries include Anglo Base Metals, Anglo Ferrous Metals and Industries, Anglo Thermal and Anglo Industrial Minerals (Tarmac) ... Partially owned subsidiaries include Copebras (Brazil), Anglo Platinum Ltd (South Africa)(79.6%)and 63.4% of Kumba Iron Ore ... Anglo-American entered into talks in November 2011 with the Oppenheimer family to purchase an additional 40% stake in De Beers for $5.1 billion, which ...

Famous quotes containing the word anglo:

    Few white citizens are acquainted with blacks other than those projected by the media and the so—called educational system, which is nothing more than a system of rewards and punishments based upon one’s ability to pledge loyalty oaths to Anglo culture. The media and the “educational system” are the prime sources of racism in the United States.
    Ishmael Reed (b. 1938)