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    • Albanophile

    • An Albanophile is a non-Albanian person who expresses a strong interest in or appreciation for Albanian language, Albanian culture, Albanian literature, Albanian History or the Albanian people. ... Read »


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    • Allophilia

    • Allophilia is having a positive attitude for a group that is not one's own. The term derived from Greek words meaning "liking or love of the other". It is a framework for understanding effective intergroup leadership and is conceptualized as a measurable state of mind with tangible consequences. The term "allophilia" ... Read »


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    • Anglophile

    • An Anglophile is a person who admires England, its people, and its culture. Its antonym is Anglophobe. The word's roots come from the Latin Anglii, and Ancient Greek φίλος - philos, "friend." The word Anglophile was first published in 1864 by Charles Dickens in All the Year Round, when he described the ... Read »


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    • Armenophile

    • An Armenophile (Armenian: հայասեր, hayaser, lit. "Armenian-lover") is a non-Armenian person who expresses a strong interest in or appreciation for Armenian culture, Armenian history or the Armenian people. It may apply to both those who display an enthusiasm in Armenian culture and to those who sup ... Read »


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    • Asian fetish

    • Asian fetish is a slang term for an interest, appreciation, or preference for people, culture, or things of Asian origin by those of non-Asian descent. The term Asiaphile is sometimes used to describe the same phenomenon as is yellow fever (not to be confused with the disease yellow fever). In the afterword to the ... Read »


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    • Australophile

    • An Australophile is one who appreciates or expresses love of Australian culture, the Australian people, Australian history or all things Australian in general. An Australophile may extend to someone who is born outside Australia and the definition is not limited to an Australian itself. The concept of Australophilia is ... Read »


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    • Austrophile

    • An Austrophile is somebody who is fond of Austrian culture and Austria in general but not born there. Historically it could be applied to the wider Austrian Empire, but since 1918, it has applied to the more limited boundaries of the modern nation-state of Austria. It was later sometimes taken as part of a wider German ... Read »


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    • Chinoiserie

    • Chinoiserie (English /ʃinˈwɑːzri/, French: [ʃinwazʁi]; loanword from French , from , "Chinese") is the European interpretation and imitation of Chinese and East Asian artistic traditions, especially in the decorative arts, garden design, architecture, literature, theatre, and music. First appearing ... Read »


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    • Classical reception studies

    • Classical reception studies is the study of how the Classical world, especially Ancient Greek literature and Latin literature, have been received since antiquity. Influenced by reception theory, it departs from the Classical tradition in various ways. Lorna Hardwick and Christopher Stray assert that Classical rece ... Read »


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    • Classical tradition

    • The Western classical tradition is the reception of classical Greco-Roman antiquity by later cultures, especially the post-classical West, involving texts, imagery, objects, ideas, institutions, monuments, architecture, cultural artifacts, rituals, practices, and sayings.Philosophy, political thought, and mythology are ... Read »


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    • Estophilia

    • Estophilia (from Greek: φίλος, filos - "dear, loving") refers to the ideas and activities of people not of Estonian descent who are sympathetic to or interested in Estonian language, Estonian literature or Estonian culture, the history of Estonia and Estonia in general. Such people are known as Estophile ... Read »


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    • Europhile

    • A Europhile is a person who is fond of, admires, or even loves European culture, society, history, food, etc. In politics, it may be used to imply Pro-Europeanism, or support for the European Union, often disapprovingly. In the disapproving case, Europhile stands in contrast to Eurosceptic, which refers to a desire to ... Read »


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    • Exoticism

    • Exoticism (from 'exotic') is a trend in European art and design, influenced by some ethnic groups or civilizations from the late 19th-century. First stimulated by Eastern trade in the 16th and 17th centuries, interest in non-western art by Europeans became more and more popular following European colonialism. So-called ... Read »


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    • Francophile

    • A Francophile (Gallophile) is a person who has a strong affinity towards any or all of the French language, French history, French culture or French people. That affinity may include France itself or its history, language, cuisine, literature, etc. The term "Francophile" can be contrasted with Francophobe (or Gallophob ... Read »


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    • Germanophile

    • A Germanophile or Teutophile is a person who is fond of German culture, German people and Germany in general or who exhibits German nationalism in spite of not even being either an ethnic German or a German citizen. The love of the German way, called "Germanophilia" or "Teutonophilia", is the opposite to Germanophobia. ... Read »


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    • Hibernophile

    • A Hibernophile is a person who is fond of Irish culture, Irish language and Ireland in general. Its antonym is Hibernophobe. The word originates from "Hibernia", the word used by the ancient Romans to refer to Ireland. The term is often used in particular for people all over the world (in America especially in areas w ... Read »


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    • Hispanophile

    • Hispanophile (Spanish: hispanófilo) is a word with two meanings. The first meaning refers to a person who is fond of Spain, its people, or its cultures, and it can also be the corresponding adjective. The second meaning generalizes the first one to all Spanish-speaking countries. Its opposite is Hispanophobia. ... Read »


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    • Indomania

    • Indomania or Indophilia refer to the special interest India, Indians and Indian culture have generated in the Western world, more specifically the culture and civilisation of the Indian subcontinent, especially in Germany. The initial British interest in governing their newly conquered territories awoke the interest in ... Read »


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    • Italophilia

    • Italophilia is the admiration, appreciation or emulation of Italy, its people, its ideals, its civilization or its culture. Its opposite is Italophobia. The extent to which Italian civilization has shaped Western civilization and, by extension, the civilization of the whole world, is widely recognized and acknowledged ... Read »


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    • Japanification

    • Japanification () is the process of becoming or wishing to become a member of Japanese society. It most commonly refers to expats living for an extended period of time in Japan, though it may also be used to describe persons living outside Japan who have a certain affinity to some aspect of Japanese culture. Cultural a ... Read »


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    • Japanophile

    • Japanophilia refers to the appreciation and love of Japanese culture, people or history. In Japanese, the term for Japanophile is "shinnichi" (親日?), with "親" "shin" (しん?) equivalent to the English prefix 'pro-', and "日" "nichi" (にち?), meaning "Japanese" (as in the word for Japan ... Read »


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    • Japonism

    • Japonism (from the French Japonisme, first used in 1872) is the influence of Japanese art, fashion and aesthetics on Western culture. The term is used particularly to refer to Japanese influence on European art, especially in impressionism. In France the term Japonisme refers to a specific French style which mainly fou ... Read »


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    • Kartvelophile

    • A Kartvelophile (Georgian: ქართველოფილი) is a person who is fond of, admires or loves Georgian culture, Georgian history, Georgian language, Georgian cuisine, Georgian people or Georgia in general or even exhibits Georgian nationalism in spite of not being an ... Read »


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    • Laconophilia

    • Laconophilia (also known as Laconism) is love or admiration of Sparta and of the Spartan culture or constitution. The term derives from Laconia, the part of the Peloponnesus where the Spartans lived. Admirers of the Spartans typically praise their valour and success in war, their "laconic" austerity and self-restraint ... Read »


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    • Oikophobia

    • In psychiatry, oikophobia (synonymous with domatophobia and ecophobia) is an aversion to home surroundings. It can also be used more generally to mean an abnormal fear (a phobia) of the home, or of the contents of a house ("fear of household appliances, equipment, bathtubs, household chemicals, and other common objects ... Read »


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    • Orientalism

    • Orientalism is an academic term, used in art history, literary studies, geography, and cultural studies, which is and describes a critical approach to representations of the Orient; of the Eastern cultures of the Middle East, North Africa, South West Asia, and South East Asia, represented as “European knowledge of ... Read »


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    • Persophilia

    • Persophilia refers to the appreciation and love of Iranian culture, people or history. One of the most prominent Persophiles was the British literary historian, E. G. Browne, who participated in the Iranian Constitutional Revolution in 1906. Greek leaders who gave themselves Persian titles or names were considered ... Read »


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    • Philhellenism

    • Philhellenism ("the love of Greek culture") and philhellene ("the admirer of Greeks and everything Greek"), from the Greek φίλος philos "friend, lover" and ἑλληνισμός hellenism "Greek", was an intellectual fashion prominent mostly at the turn of the 19th century. It contri ... Read »


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    • Philo-Semitism

    • Philo-Semitism (also spelled philosemitism) or Judeophilia is a term used to describe an interest in, respect for and an appreciation of Jewish people, their history and the influence of Judaism, particularly on the part of a gentile. Within the Jewish community, philo-Semitism includes an interest of Jewish culture a ... Read »


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    • Pro-Pakistan sentiment

    • Pro-Pakistan sentiment is fondness and love of aspects of Pakistani culture, Pakistani history, Pakistani cuisine, Pakistani traditions and the people of Pakistan. The Pakistani diaspora has contributed to the country's exposure throughout Europe and the West. The like or interest of Pakistan is the opposite of Pakoph ... Read »


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    • Russophilia

    • Russophilia (literally love of Russia or Russians) is individual or collective admiration of Russia or Russian culture. Russophilia in Western countries may be based on stereotypes produced by mass-culture ("traditional Russian hospitality", "Russian tenderness" etc.), as well as on in-depth study of Russian menta ... Read »


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    • Serbophilia

    • A Serbophile is a person who has a strong positive predisposition or interest toward the government, culture, history, or people of Serbia. This could include Serbia itself and its history, the Serbian language, Serbian cuisine, literature, etc. The opposite of a Serbophile is a Serbophobe – who has a strong negat ... Read »


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    • Sinophile

    • A Sinophile or a Chinophile is a person who demonstrates a strong interest and love for Chinese culture or its people. It is also commonly used to describe those knowledgeable of Chinese history and culture (such as scholars and students), non-native Chinese language speakers, pro-Chinese politicians, and people percei ... Read »


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    • Slavophilia

    • Slavophilia was an intellectual movement originating from 19th century that wanted the Russian Empire to be developed upon values and institutions derived from its early history. Slavophiles opposed the influences of Western Europe in Russia. There were also similar movements in Poland, Hungary and Greece. Depending on ... Read »


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    • Suecophile

    • A Suecophile is someone with a great interest in the Swedish culture and the Swedish language. The term is most often used when this interest is held by a non-Swede. An alternative spelling is Svecophile. In the language debate in Finland in the 19th and 20th centuries, the Svecoman movement was the name for those who ... Read »


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    • Ukrainophilia

    • Ukrainophilia is the love of or identification with Ukraine and Ukrainians; its opposite is Ukrainophobia. The term is used primarily in a political and cultural context. "Ukrainophilia" and "Ukrainophile" are the terms used to denote pro-Ukrainian sentiments, usually in politics and literature. Ukrainophilia was sever ... Read »


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    • Viking revival

    • The Viking revival, or rediscovery of the Viking past, began with early modern publications dealing with Old Norse culture. These appeared in the 16th century, e.g. Historia de gentibus septentrionalibus (Olaus Magnus, 1555) and the first edition of the 13th century Gesta Danorum (Saxo Grammaticus), in 1514. The pace o ... Read »


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    • Xenophilia

    • Xenophily or xenophilia means an affection for unknown/foreign objects or people. It is the opposite of xenophobia or xenophoby. The word is a modern coinage from the Greek "xenos" (ξένος) (stranger, unknown, foreign) and "philia" (φιλία) (love, attraction), though the word itself is not f ... Read »


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    • Xiaozi

    • Xiaozi (Chinese: ; pinyin: ), is a Chinese cultural term describing a lifestyle chasing modern taste, living standards, and arts. Originally the term was a Chinese translation of petite bourgeoisie. After the economic reform in the People's Republic of China, some urban Chinese who had been immersed in Marxist ideas of ... Read »


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