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What should one understand by the term "bilingualism"?

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Bilingualism is the ability of a person to speak two languages equally well, with the second one learned at the same time as or after the first or native language is learned. Often a person becomes bilingual when raised in a home in which a language is spoken that is different from the language used in schools. For instance, in India, many children grow up speaking Hindi at home but then learn and use English exclusively at school because English is the language used for education.

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