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The language of a later, invading people imposed on and leaving features in an indigenous language.
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|Noun||1.||superstrate - any stratum or layer superimposed on another|
stratum - one of several parallel layers of material arranged one on top of another (such as a layer of tissue or cells in an organism or a layer of sedimentary rock)
|2.||superstrate - the language of a later invading people that is imposed on an indigenous population and contributes features to their language|
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"
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