lingua-francalingua franca | meaning of lingua franca in Collins Dictionarieslingua franca meaning, definition, what is lingua franca: a language used for communication among people of different mother tongues: Learn more.a language used for communication among people of different mother tonguesWhat does lingua franca mean and how do you use lingua franca in a sentence?[URL]/lingua-franca
nounWord forms: plurallingua francas or linguae francae (ˈlɪŋɡwiː ˈfrænsiː)1. a language used for communication among people of different mothertongues2. a hybrid language containing elements from several different languages used in this way3. any system of communication providing mutualunderstanding
singular nounA lingua franca is a language or way of communicating which is used between people who do not speak one another's native language. [formal] ⇒ English is rapidly becoming the lingua franca of Asia.
Example sentences containing 'lingua franca'
After all, the Afghan lingua franca , Dari, was almostexactly the same language as they spoke on the other side of the Oxus River.Shah, Idries KARA KUSHIt was going to be the lingua franca for the nextthirty years or more.S. M. Stirling T2®: THE FUTURE WAR