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Noun Concept
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first language  mother tongue  maternal language  mother language  native language
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One's native language; the language learned by children and passed from one generation to the next WordNet 3.0
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One's native language; the language learned by children and passed from one generation to the next WordNet 3.0 & WordNet 2020
A first language, native tongue, native language, or mother/father/parent tongue, is a language that a person has been exposed to from birth or within the critical period. Wikipedia
The language a human being learns from birth Wikipedia Disambiguation
Language a person was raised speaking from birth Wikidata
The first language learnt; the language one grew up with. OmegaWiki
The first language one is taught to speak; one's native language. Wiktionary
The language one first learned; the language one grew up with; one's native language. Wiktionary
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She was born and raised in France, although her first language is Portuguese because her parents are from Brazil. Wiktionary
His mother tongue is a relatively conservative dialect of Aramaic. Wiktionary