mother tongue definition

  • noun:
    • a person's local language.
    • A parent language.
    • The language one first discovered; the language one grew up with; your native language.
    • The language talked by one’s forefathers.
    • One's indigenous language.
    • A tongue or language that various other languages owe their source.
    • one's indigenous language; the language learned by young ones and handed over from one generation to the next
  • adjective:
    • The language of your respective native land; native tongue.

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