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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
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