Definition of linguism in US English:

linguism

noun

  • Indian Politics. The organization or division of provinces according to the languages spoken therein; the advocacy of this.

Origin

Early 19th century (in an earlier sense). From classical Latin lingua tongue + -ism, in sense 1 after linguist.

Pronunciation

linguism

/ˈlɪŋɡwɪz(ə)m/