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lingua geral

[ zhuh-rahl ]
/ ʒəˈrɑl /
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noun (often initial capital letters)

a lingua franca based on Tupi and spoken in the Amazon basin of South America.

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Origin of lingua geral

1855–60; <Portuguese: general language
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