monolingual

[mon-uh-ling-gwuhl or, Canadian, -ling-gyoo-uhl]
adjective
1.
knowing or able to use only one language; monoglot.
2.
spoken or written in only one language.
noun
3.
a monolingual person.

Origin:
1950–55; mono- + lingual

monolingualism, noun
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monolingual (ˌmɒnəʊˈlɪŋɡwəl)
 
adj
1.  knowing or expressed in only one language
 
n
2.  a monolingual person

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Example sentences
But when that enemy is mixed in with the people you're trying to secure, you
  can't afford to be monolingual and culturally deaf.
What is remarkable is how monolingual many campuses are.
Unlike their monolingual peers, they learned to switch their attention to the
  other square.
Many stay out of or delay school as a consequence, staying at home with their
  monolingual parents.
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