The Ancestry Guide


Ancestry Knowledgebase and Glossary

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Native language The language a human being learns from birth. A person's first language is a basis for sociolinguistic identity.
One can have two or more native languages, thus being a native bilingual or indeed multilingual.
Nemo nisi mors No one but death (shall part us)
Nihil Sine Labore Nothing without work (Motto for Govan, Glasgow)
Nuclear family The term nuclear family developed in the western world to distinguish the family group consisting of parents, most commonly a father and mother, and their children, from what is known as an extended family.
The term "nuclear" was used because of its original Latin meaning, "kernel" or "nut".
Nucleotide Nucleotides are organic compounds that consist of three joined structures: a nitrogenous base, a sugar, and a phosphate group.
Nucleotides are the structural units of RNA and DNA.

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