indigenous language

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a language that originated in a specified place and was not brought to that place from elsewhere

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of Bremen examining the impact of French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish on the autochthonous languages of Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Austronesia.
The extent and variety of solutions employed by Member States to protect their resident autochthonous languages testifies to the importance of accommodating minority languages into the European legal landscape.
There are 350 million people of indigenous origin who speak autochthonous languages in more than 70 countries.
The paper suggests that efforts to promote autochthonous languages and strengthening civil societies should strive to increase the relationships between democracy and national identity, promote tolerance, set up educational systems that disseminate messages of pacific cohabitation and mutual understanding, and implement policies that stimulate local development.
The task of identifying autochthonous languages of Italy that are unequivocally not varieties of the national language is usually not in any way problematic, and becomes even less so the more the speech type in question is investigated.