first language

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first language

n
(Linguistics) a person's native language
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Noun1.first language - one's native languagefirst language - one's native language; the language learned by children and passed from one generation to the next
natural language, tongue - a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language
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first language

nprima lingua
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Therefore, the teaching of ChiShona as the arterial language of the majority of the Zimbabwean population is strongly justified from a philosophical point of view.
Although psychologists have different positions about language, they converge at the point that there is a close relationship between language and thought and that the language used to think should be the arterial language, in this context, the mother tongue.
This satisfies the idealist philosophy that genuine knowledge is acquired intellectually and the arterial language through which this can be achieved (Ornstein and Levine, 1985).