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  1. A variety of a language (specifically, often a spoken variety) that is characteristic of a particular area, community or group, often with relatively minor differences in vocabulary, style, spelling and pronunciation.
A language is a with an army and a navy.
Etymology: From Ancient Greek (polytonic, ) (dialektos) "conversation, the language of a country or a place or a nation, the local idiom which derives from a dominant language", from (polytonic, ) (dialegomai) "I participate in a dialogue", from (polytonic, ) (dia) "inter, through" + (polytonic, ) (legÅ) "I speak".


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