Multilingualism is the ability to speak more than one language. The ability to speak two languages is "bilingualism," a type of multilingualism. Many immigrants are bilingual and speak languages of both their old and their new country. Multilingualism is useful in many kinds of work, partly because international trade is more common than in past centuries. Bilingualism helps to to do business between countries that speak different languages.
Most people have a first language that they learned as babies. Other languages are usually learned much later.
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- "Multilingual People - Are you a polyglot?". ilanguages.org. Retrieved 2018-04-23.
- Tucker, G. Richard (August 1999). "A Global Perspective on Bilingualism". Carnegie Mellon University.
- Are You a Hyperpolyglot? The Secrets of Language Superlearners, The author of Babel No More explains what it takes to become super-multilingual. By Katy Steinmetz, Jan. 30, 2012.