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national language


the language spoken and written by the majority of people in a country; also, the official language of a country, recognized and adopted by its government


Why should learning the national language be an issue for immigrants?'s 21st Century Lexicon
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  • We can hold communication with you only in our national language.

    Indian Home Rule M. K. Gandhi
  • Besides this, a national language is a band of national union.

  • Is it possible for any national language to be adopted as the international one?

    International Language Walter J. Clark
  • These words are arbitrary, because not borrowed from national language.

    International Language Walter J. Clark
  • They do not have to ask a superintendent or any one else for one hour a day in the school to learn their national language.

    Bilingualism N. A. Belcourt
  • Very many names contained in the histories of Bohemian literature written in the national language have therefore been omitted.

  • Hus, like all Bohemian patriots, entertained a warm affection for the national language.

  • Harant was a zealous partisan of the ancient Bohemian constitution and of the national language.

  • They are, indeed, with a collection of letters, the only writings in the national language which he has left.

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