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.
There are 350 million people of indigenous origin who speak autochthonous languages in more than 70 countries.