Definition of exoglossic in English:

exoglossic

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

adjective

Linguistics
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.
More example sentences
  • All the remaining states may be classified as exoglossic without a national language.
  • Linguistically, what is today the Republic of India is an unfragmented, multilingual, part-exoglossic, multinational State.

Origin

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

Definition of exoglossic in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day antebellum
Pronunciation: ˌantēˈbeləm
adjective
occurring or existing before a particular war…