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Mac·e·do·ni·an

 (măs′ĭ-dō′nē-ən)
adj.
Of or relating to ancient or modern Macedonia or its peoples, languages, or cultures.
n.
1. A native or inhabitant of ancient or modern Macedonia.
2. The language of ancient Macedonia, of uncertain affiliation within Indo-European.
3. The Slavic language of modern Macedonia, closely related to Bulgarian.

Macedonian

(ˌmæsɪˈdəʊnɪən)
adj
1. (Peoples) of or relating to Macedonia, its inhabitants, or any of their languages or dialects
2. (Placename) of or relating to Macedonia, its inhabitants, or any of their languages or dialects
3. (Languages) of or relating to Macedonia, its inhabitants, or any of their languages or dialects
n
4. (Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Macedonia
5. (Languages) the language of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, belonging to the south Slavonic branch of the Indo-European family
6. (Historical Terms) an extinct language spoken in ancient Macedonia
7. (Languages) an extinct language spoken in ancient Macedonia

Mac•e•do•ni•an

(ˌmæs ɪˈdoʊ ni ən)

n.
1. a native or inhabitant of Macedonia.
2. a South Slavic language spoken in modern Macedonia.
3. the sparsely attested language of ancient Macedonia, variously regarded as a dialect of Greek or a distinct Indo-European language.
adj.
4. of or pertaining to Macedonia, its inhabitants, or their language.
[1550–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Macedonian - a native or inhabitant of MacedonMacedonian - a native or inhabitant of Macedon  
Macedon, Makedonija, Macedonia - the ancient kingdom of Philip II and Alexander the Great in the southeastern Balkans that is now divided among modern Macedonia and Greece and Bulgaria
European - a native or inhabitant of Europe
Philippian - a native or inhabitant of Philippi in ancient Macedonia
2.Macedonian - the Slavic language of modern Macedonia
Slavic, Slavic language, Slavonic, Slavonic language - a branch of the Indo-European family of languages
Adj.1.Macedonian - of or relating to Macedonia or its inhabitantsMacedonian - of or relating to Macedonia or its inhabitants; "Macedonian hills"
Translations
македонски
Makedonec
makedoniamakedonialainen
makedonski
macedónmakedón
MacedończykMacedonkamacedoński
macedônio
macedoneanmacedoneancă
makedonščina

Macedonian

[mæsɪˈdəʊnɪən]
A. ADJmacedonio/a m/f
B. N
1. (= person) → macedonio/a m/f
2. (Ling) → macedonio m

Macedonian

[ˌmæsɪˈdəʊniən]
adjmacédonien(ne)
n
(= person) → Macédonien(ne) m/f
(= language) → macédonien m

Macedonian

nMakedonier(in) m(f), → Mazedonier(in) m(f)

Macedonian

[ˌmæsɪˈdəʊnɪən]
1. adjmacedone
2. n (person) → macedone m/f; (language) → macedone m
References in classic literature ?
From the daughters of Deucalion sprang Magnes and Macedon, ancestors of the Magnesians and Macedonians, who are thus represented as cousins to the true Hellenic stock.
Some of the cities fell under the tyranny of Macedonian garrisons; others under that of usurpers springing out of their own confusions.
The son Of Macedonian Philip had ere these Won Asia, and the throne of Cyrus held At his dispose; young Scipio had brought down The Carthaginian pride; young Pompey quelled The Pontic king, and in triumph had rode.
Raleigh begins his great book with the Creation and brings it down to the third Macedonian war, which ended in 168 B.
The Roman Empire having worked out its destruction, Mr Boffin next appeared in a cab with Rollin's Ancient History, which valuable work being found to possess lethargic properties, broke down, at about the period when the whole of the army of Alexander the Macedonian (at that time about forty thousand strong) burst into tears simultaneously, on his being taken with a shivering fit after bathing.
Today we are free to speak, write and create in Macedonian, which is increasingly more spoken by non-Macedonians too," he said, citing an old saying that the language is the soul of the people.
According to Vlado Rikalovski from 'Medijana" the choice of domestic products in more expressed in Macedonians compared to citizens of countries from the region.
If the Government accepts the petition of the associations of Macedonians professing Islam who live in Turkey for granting them Macedonian citizenship, then the same should apply for the Albanians from Macedonia who moved to Turkey.
In 1959, Yugoslavia cemented its position and claimed it was the true representative of Macedonia and Macedonian identity in an attempt to undermine the majority Bulgarian ethnic identity of Macedonians in Europe and elsewhere.
The library has books both in the Macedonian language and in the languages of the other ethnic groups in Macedonia, and also includes the volume "My Homeland Macedonia" intended for the children of the Macedonians living in Austria, presenting a brief history of Macedonia and other facts about the country.
In its historical existence, Macedonians have gone through many exoduses, pogroms and immigrations but for the first time the reason for this are not wars and oppressors.
As a result, in the late 1940s, the Bulgarian Communist Party undertook an unprecedented campaign to force its own population in the Pirin Region (today's Blagoevgrad District in Southwest Bulgaria) to change its Bulgarian nationality and identity into the newly invented Macedonian one, and the official census figures out of the blue recorded that 250A 000 Macedonians living in Bulgaria.