When capitalized, it means “from England”. When lower case, it refers to a “native” English speaker. It is a convenient term to be used as an adjective that’s easier than saying “English speaker”.
People-Places-Things uses “anglo” as a convenient way to refer to people who speak English as a native language, and have a cultural identity that allows them to locate themselves and their identity in a very precise way within the cultural matrix of either the US, England, or Canada. Our usage is more or less independent of race or ethnic heritage, but generally overlaps with White and Euro-descendant. Intended to be a language-independent referent for an English speaker which can be used no matter what language is being spoken.« Back to Glossary Index