What is another word for national language?

Pronunciation: [nˈaʃənə͡l lˈaŋɡwɪd͡ʒ] (IPA)

The term "national language" refers to the primary language used by a country's government and citizens. There are several synonyms for this phrase, including official language, mother tongue, and native language. An official language is the language designated by a government for its official business and communication. A mother tongue refers to the language learned by a person as a child and it is often passed down through generations. A native language is the language spoken by people in a particular region or country as their first language. Despite using different words, these synonyms all refer to the language that a country or region identifies with and uses as a means of communication.

What are the hypernyms for National language?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Famous quotes with National language

  • As a matter of fact, a national language which spreads beyond its own confines very quickly loses much of its original richness of content and is in no better case than a constructed language.
    Edward Sapir
  • No important national language, at least in the Occidental world, has complete regularity of grammatical structure, nor is there a single logical category which is adequately and consistently handled in terms of linguistic symbolism.
    Edward Sapir
  • The original dispute was one of poetic diction... From an interest in the minor problem of poetic diction I was led to see that the problem was really one of a suitable medium for all branches of Chinese literature. The question now became: In what language shall the New China produce its future literature? My answer was: The classical language, so long dead, can never be the medium of a living literature of a living nation; the future literature of China must be written in the living language of the people. "No dead language can produce a living literature." And the living language I proposed as the only possible medium of the future literature of China, was the , the vulgar tongue of the vast majority of the population, the language which, in the last 500 years, had produced the numerous novels read and loved by the people, though despised by the men of letters. I wanted this much despised vulgar tongue of the people and the novels to be elevated to the position of the national language of China, to the position enjoyed by all the modern national languages in Europe.
    Hu Shih

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