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I want to statistically analyse data which includes bilinguals and monolinguals. Being bilingual or monolingual are my independent variables. To analyse I need to write a column referring to bilinguals and monolinguals. For example column name "age" for participants who are 15 or 17.

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The variable that indicates whether a person is fluent in one or two languages is called ...

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  • Mono-and bilingual.
    – user 66974
    May 12 at 23:14
  • Languages. One or two. What happens to multi-linguals?
    – Xanne
    May 13 at 0:38
  • I just wanted to know that categorical name of being monolingual, bilingual or multilingual. Actually, does not matter how many language they know. For examle we have 5 participants and let's say their ages 5,6,7,8,9. When I put their ages into excel cells, I called this column as an age. So, I wonder how can I called the column which includes bilingual,monolingual or multilingual. May 13 at 12:05
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    NumLanguages. LangsKnown. Or as Xanne says, just “Languages”
    – Jim
    May 13 at 15:33
  • I’m voting to close this question because ELU is not a source for helping to name database fields or tables or programming language variable names.
    – Mitch
    May 21 at 21:11

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