lingua franca

noun

definition

a language used by people who do not speak a common tongue; usually combines aspects of different languages

synonyms

dialect; accent; expression

antonym

standard, quiet, silence

sentences

Enes was speaking to me with his lingua franca, also known as Turkianish, and I did not understand a word he was saying.


The lingua franca spoken by the Nigerians was not understood by me, even though India is close to it.

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"English as a lingua franca: A critical response" by Dr. John O'Regan.