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community language

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community language (plural community languages)

  1. (sociology, linguistics) An unofficial language spoken by a minority of people.
    Commonly spoken community languages in Australia include Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Arabic, Greek, Italian, indigenous languages, and so on.
  2. (sociology, linguistics) An unofficial language spoken as a local lingua franca among people of diverse ethno-linguistic backgrounds.

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