unilingual

adjective
uni·​lin·​gual | \ ˌyü-ni-ˈliŋ-gwəl How to pronounce unilingual (audio) , -gyə-wəl\

Definition of unilingual

: composed in or using one language only

First Known Use of unilingual

1866, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for unilingual

uni- + Latin lingua tongue, language — more at tongue

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