mother tongue


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the stock of words, pronunciation, and grammar used by a people as their basic means of communication
  • although the anthropologist could speak the local language fairly well, she was always glad to find someone who shared her mother tongue

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The first known use of mother tongue was in the 14th century

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“Mother tongue.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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