Definition of endoglossic in English:

endoglossic

Line breaks: endo|glos¦sic
Pronunciation: /ˌɛndə(ʊ)ˈɡlɒsɪk
 
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adjective

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

Origin

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

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