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Cat·a·lan

 (kăt′l-ăn′, -ən, kăt′l-ăn′)
adj.
Of or relating to Catalonia or its people, language, or culture.
n.
1.
a. A native or inhabitant of Catalonia.
b. A person of Catalan ancestry.
2. The Romance language spoken especially in Catalonia, the Balearic Islands, Andorra, and the Roussillon region of France.

[Middle English Catalane, possibly from Catalan catalana, from Catalunya, Catalonia.]

Catalan

(ˈkætəˌlæn; -lən)
n
1. (Languages) a language of Catalonia, quite closely related to Spanish and Provençal, belonging to the Romance group of the Indo-European family
2. (Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Catalonia
adj
3. (Placename) denoting, relating to, or characteristic of Catalonia, its inhabitants, or their language
4. (Peoples) denoting, relating to, or characteristic of Catalonia, its inhabitants, or their language
5. (Languages) denoting, relating to, or characteristic of Catalonia, its inhabitants, or their language

Cat•a•lan

(ˈkæt lˌæn, -ən, ˌkæt lˈæn)
n.
1. a native or inhabitant of Catalonia.
2. a Romance language of Catalonia, Valencia, the Balearic Islands, and Roussillon in SE France.
adj.
3. of or pertaining to Catalonia, its inhabitants, or the language Catalan.
[1375–1425; < Sp]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Catalan - a native or inhabitant of Catalonia
Spaniard - a native or inhabitant of Spain
2.Catalan - the Romance language spoken in Catalonia in eastern Spain (related to Spanish and Occitan)
Latinian language, Romance language, Romance - the group of languages derived from Latin
Espana, Kingdom of Spain, Spain - a parliamentary monarchy in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; a former colonial power
Adj.1.Catalan - relating to or denoting or characteristic of Catalonia or its inhabitants; "Catalan independence movement"
2.Catalan - relating to or characteristic of the Catalan language; "Catalan poetry"
Translations
catalàcatalana
katalánsky
kataluna
katalaani
katalaanikatalonialainen
katalonski
katalán
katalan
katalónska
catalana
katalonų
Catalaans
katalansk
katalońskakatalońskikatalońskie
catalancatalanăcatalanecatalanilimba catalană
katalonščina
katalonski
katalankatalanskkatalanska
Katalanca

Catalan

[ˈkætəlæn]
A. ADJcatalán
B. N
1. (= person) → catalán/ana m/f
2. (Ling) → catalán m

Catalan

[ˈkætəlæn]
adjcatalan(e)
n
(= person) → Catalan(e) m/f
(= language) → catalan m

Catalan

[ˈkætəˌlæn]
1. adjcatalano/a
2. n (person) → catalano/a; (language) → catalano
References in classic literature ?
And now day dawned; and if the dead freebooters had scared them, their hearts were no less troubled by upwards of forty living ones, who all of a sudden surrounded them, and in the Catalan tongue bade them stand and wait until their captain came up.
One of the squires observed in his mixture of Gascon and Catalan, "This captain of ours would make a better friar than highwayman; if he wants to be so generous another time, let it be with his own property and not ours.
True, Dantes, I forgot that there was at the Catalans some one who expects you no less impatiently than your father -- the lovely Mercedes.
The announcement of the unprecedented measure came after the Catalan president, Carles Puigdemont, threatened a unilateral declaration of independence if the Spanish government did not agree to talks on the issue.
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Francisco Franco, whose 36-year rule forcefully suppressed Catalan culture and language.
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And so say the "Independentistas", the beginning of the Catalan independence movement.
The Catalan Parliament in Barcelona voted 87 to 43, with 3 abstentions, to send a petition to the national parliament seeking the power to call a popular vote on the region's future.
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Dowling (Catalan and Spanish history, Cardiff University) attempts to explain the trajectory of Catalan nationalism rather than to legitimate or defend the Catalan cause.