noun, plural lin·guae [ling-gwee]. /ˈlɪŋ gwi/.
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Origin of lingua
Words nearby lingua
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There the lingua franca is Cajun French, and folks love to fiddle, dance and most of all, eat.
Koch backed the death penalty, wasn't above a little Archie Bunker-ish lingua franca to get his point across.
Second, will it continue to be a widely used lingua franca, possibly even increase its influence?
Long gone seamen and traders made Italian its lingua franca.
She nods to me and greets her friends in Sesotho, the lingua franca among black South Africans in this mostly-poor region.
Having said this, the Moor asked several questions—through the negro, and always in the Lingua Franca.
He spoke in Lingua Franca, which Foster understood pretty well by that time.
In course of time, Arabic replaced the Aramean dialect, and became the lingua franca of the Jews.Chapters on Jewish Literature|Israel Abrahams
What was coming in was uniformly excited, some panicky, and all in fairly standard Lingua Terra.Space Viking|Henry Beam Piper
Csar sibi fecit nostram confessionem reddi Italica et Gallica lingua.History of the Great Reformation, Volume IV|J. H. Merle D'Aubign