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national language


the language spoken and written by the majority of people in a country; also, the official language of a country, recognized and adopted by its government


Why should learning the national language be an issue for immigrants?'s 21st Century Lexicon
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  • Change of national language involves change of national character.

  • We can hold communication with you only in our national language.

    Indian Home Rule M. K. Gandhi
  • But the practical difficulties in the way of simplification of a national language are almost prohibitive.

    International Language Walter J. Clark
  • Besides this, a national language is a band of national union.

  • So long as the world is divided among rival great powers, no national language can be recognized as universal by them all.

    International Language Walter J. Clark
  • These words are arbitrary, because not borrowed from national language.

    International Language Walter J. Clark
  • Thus the elementary study of the national language, at least in America, is almost monopolized by dullards.

    The American Language Henry L. Mencken
  • They do not have to ask a superintendent or any one else for one hour a day in the school to learn their national language.

    Bilingualism N. A. Belcourt
  • Here you have a people rising enthusiastically to fight for the preservation of the national language.

    Gossamer George A. Birmingham

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