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Descriptor in English: Multilingualism
Descriptor in Spanish: Multilingüismo
Descriptor in Portuguese: Multilinguismo
Descriptor in French: Multilinguisme
Entry term(s): Bilingualism
Tree number(s): L01.559.423.452
Scope note: The ability to speak, read, or write several languages or many languages with some facility. Bilingualism is the most common form. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
Annotation: IM; do not coord with a Cat Z term to specify the languages, i.e., French-Italian bilingualism = MULTILINGUALISM only & not also FRANCE & ITALY
History Note: 97
DeCS UI: 33194
Descriptor UI: D019303
Date Established: 1997/01/01
Date of Entry: 1996/06/10
Revision Date: 2017/07/08
Multilingualism - Preferred
Concept UI M0028740
Scope note The ability to speak, read, or write several languages or many languages with some facility. Bilingualism is the most common form. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
Preferred term Multilingualism
Bilingualism - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0028739
Preferred term Bilingualism



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