superstrate

Primary Meanings of superstrate

1.
n
any stratum or layer superimposed on another
2.
n
the language of a later invading people that is imposed on an indigenous population and contributes features to their language
Full Definitions of superstrate
1

n any stratum or layer superimposed on another

Synonyms:
superstratum
Type of:
stratum
one of several parallel layers of material arranged one on top of another (such as a layer of tissue or cells in an organism or a layer of sedimentary rock)
2

n the language of a later invading people that is imposed on an indigenous population and contributes features to their language

Synonyms:
superstratum
Type of:
language, linguistic communication
a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols

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