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lingua franca

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lin=gua fran=ca

CIDE DICTIONARY

lingua francan. [It., prop., language of the Franks.].
  •  The commercial language of the Levant, -- a mixture of the languages of the people of the region and of foreign traders.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Any hybrid or other language used over a wide area as a common or commercial tongue among peoples of different speech.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

lingua franca, n. (pl. lingua francas)
1 a language adopted as a common language between speakers whose native languages are different.
2 a system for mutual understanding.
3 hist. a mixture of Italian with French, Greek, Arabic, and Spanish, used in the Levant.

Etymology
It., = Frankish tongue

ROGET THESAURUS

lingua franca

Neologism

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