Multilingualism vs Polyglotism

To put it simply, usage of two or more languages by either a speaker or a community is called Multilingualism, while Polyglotism is the ability to master more than one language other than your native.

What is multilingualism?

The multilingual person has complete control over the language. A multilingual person is generally referred to as a polyglot on a broader basis where in Greek «poly» means many and «glot» means language. Governed by the needs of globalization and cultural openness multilingualism is becoming a social phenomenon. Courtesy the internet, a lot of people are now exposed to multiple languages thereby promoting a requirement to acquire additional languages.
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