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  1. The language of a people, a national language.
''The of the United States is English.
  1. Everyday speech, including colloquialisms, as opposed to literary or liturgical language.
Street can be quite different from what is heard elsewhere.
  1. 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.
  1. (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 .
  • Dutch: volkstaal , omgangstaal
  • French: vernaculaire
  • German: Umgangssprache
  • Italian: vernacolare
  • Spanish: verní¡culo
  1. Of or pertaining to everyday language.
    Etymology: From vernaculus, meaning "native" or "indigenous". The original meaning was "belonging to homeborn slaves".

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