lingua franca

noun

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

Synonym ~

pidgin

Antonyms ~

native language
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Sentences ~

~ Portuguese is the lingua franca in the former Portuguese colony of Brazil.

~ English has widely been accepted as the main lingua franca across the globe

English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) in the English language classroom