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first language

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(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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The National Implementation Committee for Celebration of Bangabandhu's Birth Centenary arranged the discussion at the International Mother Language Institute, marking the National Mourning Day.
Such an intriguing act to reject the language of Punjab and swap it with Urdu as ( mother) language of Punjab is not only an open disgrace to 12 crores Punjabis whose mother language is Punjabi but it is also an infringement of basic human rights related to the language of a person or a nation.
It would feature five pieces of steel framework representing a mother and her family and constructed in recognition of International Mother Language Day.
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Balochi is the language of the native people of Balochistan but I don't understand why our mother language is being neglected by our own provincial government.
Seraiki was his mother language, however, he chose Urdu as his medium in poetry.
Tribune News Network Doha Qatar Academy Sidra (QASidra), part of Qatar Foundation's (QF) pre-university education, observed the International Mother Language Day.
In 2018, QA Sidra introduced International Mother Language Day celebrations as a school-wide community event for the first time.
The vice chancellor said, 'While we as people of Sindh love our mother language, we do also respect all other languages across the world with equal degree of care, concern and affection'.
LAHORE: Speakers stressed the need for including mother language as a compulsory subject in curriculum in order to keep alive extinct local languages and pass on its significance to coming generations.
The Bangladesh embassy in Qatar yesterday observed the 'Shaheed Dibosh and International Mother Language Day' with due solemnity.