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An ancient region and Roman province of the Iberian Peninsula. It corresponded roughly to modern-day Portugal.

Lu′si·ta′ni·an adj. & n.


(Placename) an ancient region of the W Iberian Peninsula: a Roman province from 27 bc to the late 4th century ad; corresponds to most of present-day Portugal and the Spanish provinces of Salamanca and Cáceres


(ˌlu sɪˈteɪ ni ə)

an ancient region and Roman province in the Iberian Peninsula, corresponding generally to modern Portugal.
Lu`si•ta′ni•an, adj., n.
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Noun1.Lusitania - ancient region and Roman province on the Iberian Peninsula; corresponds roughly to modern Portugal and parts of Spain
Portugal, Portuguese Republic - a republic in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; Portuguese explorers and colonists in the 15th and 16th centuries created a vast overseas empire (including Brazil)
Espana, Kingdom of Spain, Spain - a parliamentary monarchy in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; a former colonial power
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Or perhaps I shall be told, too, that there was no such knight-errant as the valiant Lusitanian Juan de Merlo, who went to Burgundy and in the city of Arras fought with the famous lord of Charny, Mosen Pierres by name, and afterwards in the city of Basle with Mosen Enrique de Remesten, coming out of both encounters covered with fame and honour; or adventures and challenges achieved and delivered, also in Burgundy, by the valiant Spaniards Pedro Barba and Gutierre Quixada (of whose family I come in the direct male line), when they vanquished the sons of the Count of San Polo.
The present volume mostly follows this controversial approach, starting with a paper by Almagro-Gorbea on the Lusitanians of the western regions.
His topics include states in the northwest, precursors to Galician culture, Portugal in Galicia, the Minho and the painting of the customs, and the trail of the Celts and the Lusitanians.
They even lacked the proselytizing fervor of the Lusitanians, leaving missionary activity to Iberian and, later, French missionaries.
The best women's player award was bagged by Danielle D'Souza of Lusitanians.