What is vernacular literature?

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Nov 7, 2016

Vernacular literature is literature written in the language of the common people.


The word vernacular comes from the Latin verna (home-born) and later vernaculus (domestic/native) and is used to indicate the native language of the people.

In European literature, this usually refers to books not written in Latin though, across the world, it would refer to books written in the language commonly spoken by native people.