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Definition of "native language" []

  • The language of a Native or Aboriginal people (often capitalized). (noun)
  • One's first language, learned in early childhood. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "native language" in a sentence
  • "I can explain where the -an in Talib-an came from: -an is the regular animatemasculine plural ending in Pashto, the native language of the vast majorityof the Taliban."
  • "In the Hawaiian native language they bear names such as mamo, ou, iiwi, poo uli, and akohekohe."
  • "As is now customary this week, the prince tried a few words in the native language - dene, this time, not French: "Maihsi-cho, kay-ya-muck-puck," which roughly translated apparently means thank you very much."