Lingua franca

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Lingua franca (/lɪŋgwə fræŋkə/) also known as a bridge language, common language, trade language, auxiliary language, vehicular language, or link language is a language or dialect systematically used to make communication possible between groups of people who do not share a native language or dialect, particularly when it is a third language that is distinct from both of the speakers' native languages.[1]

Due to globalisation, English is being increasingly used as a lingua franca - see English as a lingua franca (ELF).

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