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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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True, Dantes, I forgot that there was at the Catalans some one who expects you no less impatiently than your father -- the lovely Mercedes.
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.
And this republic would be formed regardless of what the majority of Catalans, or Spaniards for that matter, wanted.
Any talk of Catalan independence, or even the possibility that Catalans could vote in a referendum on the issue, provokes a very strong reaction from the PP.
In an election dominated by the question of independence, the results reaffirm the division amongst Catalans and the need to find a negotiated solution on Catalonia's status.
The violent tactics of the Spanish police in trying to break up the referendum left bitter feelings in Catalonia, and more strong-arm tactics, should Catalans defy Madrid, could further shift sympathies perhaps outside Spain as well.
Notwithstanding the actions of the Spanish national police, including beating people up, the Catalans can't argue they've been subject to oppression.
It bolstered Welsh nationalists, who yesterday praised the Catalans for "gaining their independence through peaceful, democratic means".
Pro-independence Catalans are expected to hold a long-planned march against Madrid's takeover of the region on Sunday.
Catalans voted for independence earlier this month, and according to the Catalan government, out of the 43 percent of potential voters who took part in the referendum, 90 percent were in favor of independence.
But only 43 per cent of the electorate and 1 in 3 Catalans participated, with most opponents of secession staying at home.