- The language of a people, a national language.
- ''The of the United States is English.
- Everyday speech, including colloquialisms, as opposed to literary or liturgical language.
- Street can be quite different from what is heard elsewhere.
- Language unique to a particular group of people; jargon, argot, slang.
- For those of a certain age, hiphop might just as well be a foreign language.
- (Christianity) The indigenous language of a people, into which the words of the Roman Catholic mass are translated.
- Vatican II allowed the celebation of the mass in the .
Etymology: From vernaculus, meaning "native" or "indigenous". The original meaning was "belonging to homeborn slaves".
- Of or pertaining to everyday language.
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