languoid

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languoid (plural languoids)

  1. A language, variety of a language, or group of languages.

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This term does not specify whether the referent is a dialect of another language, a language of its own (compare lect), a dialect cluster, a small family of closely related languages, or sprachbund or historical group of similar but unrelated languages. It is convenient for ambiguous cases and situations where inadequate documentation is available to make a judgement.

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