indigenous language

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Noun1.indigenous language - a language that originated in a specified place and was not brought to that place from elsewhere
language, linguistic communication - a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols; "he taught foreign languages"; "the language introduced is standard throughout the text"; "the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written"
substratum, substrate - an indigenous language that contributes features to the language of an invading people who impose their language on the indigenous population; "the Celtic languages of Britain are a substrate for English"
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103) Still, Whitman's American Primer and the linguistic experimentation of poems like "Starting from Paumanok" were able to compel the imagination of Jose Coronel, who idealized Whitman's project of creating an authentic, autochthonous language and literature that could break from the influence--and Coronel might say "intervention"--of Europe.
The only other autochthonous language in Latvia, the Livonian language (livo kel), belongs to the Finno-Ugric family of languages.
10) For these writers, semiotics and the theories of the structuralists were integral to the literary project of creating an autochthonous language.
Rather, generational renewal selected the autochthonous languages, thus retaining the ancestral linguistic and genetic map of 'the dialects of Italy' (see 3.
Notwithstanding, it has also been the source of frustration when facing adverse cultural characteristics such as differences in language and disregard for important editorial efforts in autochthonous languages different to English, the preference by researchers to cite papers, including their own, published in mainstream journals, as well as the lack of journals of good quality.