lingua geral

[ zhuh-rahl ]

noun(often initial capital letters)
  1. a lingua franca based on Tupi and spoken in the Amazon basin of South America.

Origin of lingua geral

1855–60; <Portuguese: general language

Words Nearby lingua geral Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use lingua geral in a sentence

  • Don José, turning to the natives, addressed them in the lingua geral, which they all probably understood.

    On the Banks of the Amazon | W.H.G. Kingston