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lingua francas       294922385

Scope note
A language that is adopted as a common language between speakers whose native languages are different.

Used for
contact vernaculars
trade languages
vehicular languages

Broader terms
languages

Narrower terms
pidgin languages

Subject category
18.01 LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS GENERAL

Indexing history
Also covers publications on pidgin languages and Creole languages indexed before 2006.



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