I know "idioma" can mean language, but isn't "língua" more commonly used? :)
I use them interchangeably, as well as my surroundings... maybe in some regions they use "língua" more than idioma
in my region they use idioma more often, but they both are used. lingua also means toungue.
I find "língua" more used where I live
And is idioma masculine and lingua is feminine?
I thought lingua means tongue and idioma means language.
Both words mean "language", but only "língua" can mean "tongue", the body part.
Is idioma not female and should it not be nossa idioma?
No. "Idioma" is a masculine word. "Língua" is a feminine word.