a parent language and all its derived dialects and languages.
the people speaking any of these dialects or languages.
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- linguistic atlas,
- linguistic borrowing,
- linguistic form,
- linguistic geography,
- linguistic philosophy,
- linguistic universal,
Origin of linguistic stock
First recorded in 1920–25
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