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endoglossic Syllabification: en·do·glos·sic
Pronunciation: /ˌendōˈɡlôsik/

Definition of endoglossic in English:


Denoting or relating to an indigenous language that is used as the first or official language in a country or community. Compare with exoglossic.
Example sentences
  • The recommendation here is that indigenous communities begin now to develop endoglossic policies that will reinforce past efforts in bilingual education.
  • Shona and Ndebele, the two dominant endoglossic languages have been accorded the status of national languages.


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

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