What is a Lingua Franca? - Definition & Examples


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Which language inspired the term 'lingua franca' which translates to 'Frankish tongue' in Italian?

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1. A lingua franca is a language used for communication between people with different _____.

2. Which is the most used lingua franca today?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How much do you know about lingua franca? These questions will assess your knowledge of key subjects that include the language that inspired the term Frankish tongue and an explanation of lingua franca.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following:

  • The most common lingua franca used today
  • Language intentionally designed as a lingua franca
  • The reason Latin was so widely used as a lingua franca

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately define lingua franca
  • Making connections - use your understanding of lingua franca and its connection to Latin's popularity in ancient times
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the language that influenced the term Frankish tongue

Additional Learning

To learn more, you can simply review the lesson called What is a Lingua Franca? - Definition & Examples. You'll be adhering to the following points:

  • An instance in which lingua franca is useful
  • Lingua franca origins
  • Spanish empire's lingua franca