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exoglossic Line breaks: exo|glos¦sic
Pronunciation: /ˌɛksə(ʊ)ˈɡlɒsɪk/

Definition of exoglossic in English:


Denoting or relating to a non-indigenous language that is used as an official or second language in a particular country or community. Compare with endoglossic.
Example sentences
  • Linguistically, what is today the Republic of India is an unfragmented, multilingual, part-exoglossic, multinational State.
  • All the remaining states may be classified as exoglossic without a national language.


1980s: from exo-, Greek glōssa 'language, tongue', and -ic.

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