Meaning of “first language” in the English Dictionary

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"first language" in American English

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first languagenoun [ C ]

/ˈfɜrst ˈlæŋ·ɡwɪdʒ/

the language you learn from your parents as you are growing up

(Definition of “first language” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)