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in·dige·nous lan·guage

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  1. Indigenous language

    An indigenous language or autochthonous language is a language that is native to a region and spoken by indigenous people, often reduced to the status of a minority language. This language would be from a linguistically distinct community that has been settled in the area for many generations. Indigenous languages are not necessarily national languages, and the reverse is also true. Many indigenous languages have become endangered because of language deaths or linguicide caused by colonization, in which the original language is replaced by that of the colonists.

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How to say indigenous language in sign language?

  1. indigenouslanguage


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of indigenous language in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of indigenous language in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of indigenous language in a Sentence

  1. Francisco Toledo:

    If you speak an indigenous language because you belong to a community, you( should) be respected as a community, they should not say you are inferior because you have darker skin or you are superior because you are white.

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  • The information about indigenous languages given is important for me to prepare an article on mother language (bahasa Ibu in Indonesian term)
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the act of making something completely wet
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