She nods to me and greets her friends in Sesotho, the lingua franca among black South Africans in this mostly-poor region.
Long gone seamen and traders made Italian its lingua franca.
There the lingua franca is Cajun French, and folks love to fiddle, dance and most of all, eat.
Wobanguli began speaking in sonorous tones, using Malay-Dyak dialect, the lingua franca of the residency.
He speaks the language of Mota, the lingua franca here, you know.
The suspicion is also well founded that by Malauec is meant a lingua franca made up from various tongues.
Having said this, the Moor asked several questions—through the negro, and always in the lingua franca.
The last word was spoken in the lingua franca, and instantly obeyed by the physician.
The homely idiomatic language in opposition to any mixed jargon, or lingua franca, spoken by an imported slave:—2.
Mungarly casa, a bakers shop; evidently a corruption of a lingua franca phrase for an eating-house.
1620s, from Italian, literally "Frankish tongue." Originally a form of communication used in the Levant, a stripped-down Italian peppered with Spanish, French, Greek, Arabic, and Turkish words. The name is probably from the Arabic custom, dating back to the Crusades, of calling all Europeans Franks (see Frank). Sometimes in 17c. English sources also known as Bastard Spanish.