1. A language used throughout the entire world.
2. A language used in many parts of the world (such as Spanish and Portuguese), in specific large regions (such as the Latin of the Roman Empire, Arabic, Hindi, and Russian), and widely because of a special role (such as French for diplomatic purposes, especially in the 18–19c, and Sanskrit as the language of Hindu learning). See INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE, LINGUA FRANCA.
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