lingua franca

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Synonyms for lingua franca

a common language used by speakers of different languages

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If so, can they be developed to serve as regional linguae francae with several nations sharing the burden of developing and documenting these languages if they are not documented?
These two languages are the most widely used linguae francae in Africa today.
We need to explore the possibility of having linguae francae in other African regions.
They could facilitate horizontal integration as linguae francae across a large geographical area.
Just like Chinese is gaining popularity worldwide, Arabic is likely to emerge as a linguae francae in the Muslim states alongside other languages of wider communication that we have discussed.