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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The first known use of unilingual was in 1866

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unilinear evolution

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uniliteral

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“Unilingual.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unilingual. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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