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lingua franca

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EtymologyEdit

From Italian lingua franca (Frankish language)

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈlɪŋ.ɡwə fɹæŋ.kə/

NounEdit

lingua franca (plural lingua francas)

  1. a common language used by people of diverse backgrounds to communicate with one another, often a basic form of speech with simplified grammar

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SynonymsEdit

  • (common language): koine

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ItalianEdit

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lingua franca f (invariable)

  1. The Mediterranean Lingua Franca, a common language spoken in Mediterranean ports in centuries past (consisting of Italian mixed with French, Spanish, Arabic and some Greek words and used by sailors of different countries to communicate with one another).