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Ga·li·cian 1

A native or inhabitant of Polish Galicia.

Ga·li′cian adj.

Ga·li·cian 2

1. A native or inhabitant of Spanish Galicia.
2. The Romance language spoken in Spanish Galicia.

Ga·li′cian adj.
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(ɡəˈlɪʃɪən; -ʃən)
1. (Placename) of or relating to Galicia in E central Europe
2. (Placename) of or relating to Galicia in NW Spain
3. (Peoples) a native or inhabitant of either Galicia
4. (Languages) the Romance language or dialect of Spanish Galicia, sometimes regarded as a dialect of Spanish, although historically it is more closely related to Portuguese
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(gəˈlɪʃ ən, -ˈlɪʃ i ən)

1. a native or inhabitant of Galicia in Spain or E Europe.
2. of or pertaining to Galicia or its inhabitants.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Galician - a language spoken in Galicia in northwestern Spain; it is between Portuguese and Spanish but closer to Portuguese; sometimes considered a Portuguese or Spanish dialect
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
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galiciangalicianălimba galiciană


A. ADJgallego
B. N
1. (= person) → gallego/a m/f
2. (Ling) → gallego m
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(in Eastern Europe) → galizisch
(in Spain) → galicisch
(in Eastern Europe) → Galizier(in) m(f)
(in Spain) → Galicier(in) m(f)
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References in classic literature ?
Chance, however, and the devil, who is not always asleep, so ordained it that feeding in this valley there was a drove of Galician ponies belonging to certain Yanguesan carriers, whose way it is to take their midday rest with their teams in places and spots where grass and water abound; and that where Don Quixote chanced to be suited the Yanguesans' purpose very well.
The author explored Polish-Jewish relations in a small Galician town from the early 19th century to the end of World War II.
Absent from both formal speech and the media, and restricted to lower and working classes, "gheada" has been frequently used to typify some people who try to renounce their mother tongue (Galician) in favor of the prestige language (Castilian).
The foremost modern writer in the Galician language.
Moreover, Galician farmers after 1848 had to pay higher redemption rates than farmers in other states of Zisleithanien (meaning they had higher debts), and they had to pay higher taxes because the Austrian tax law favored the proprietors of larger lands: the landed property of Galician farmers was far below average in size.
Brody: A Galician Border City in the Long Nineteenth Century
[He] told American authorities in 1949 that he had performed no military service during World War II, concealing his work as an officer and founding member of the SS-led Ukrainian Self Defense Legion and later as an officer in the SS Galician Division, according to records obtained by the AP through a Freedom of Information Act request.
Cornish - a revived language in England with not even a fraction of the amount of Welsh-speakers - Galician and Catalan were approved as suitable languages for the Kindle before Welsh was refused on grounds that the language was not suitable.
LACK of time denied him an audience with Elizabeth Hurley, but work comes first for Mark Johnston, whose dedicated approach is symbolised by horses like Galician, who completed back-to-back Saturday successes with an International Handicap victory that earned her another possible assignment at Glorious Goodwood on Friday.
Anthology of Galician Literature, 1981-2011 / Antoloxia da literatura Galega, 1981-2011.