interlingua

noun in·ter·lin·gua \ ˌintə(r)ˈliŋgwə \

Definition of interlingua

plural -s
2 usually capitalized : an artificial interlanguage that is based on the linguistic elements common to English and the chief Romance languages and is promoted by the International Auxiliary Language Association

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Origin and Etymology of interlingua

Italian, from inter- + lingua language, tongue, from Latin


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