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1. See Provençal.
2. The traditional Romance dialects spoken in Auvergne, Gascony, Rousillon, Limousin, and the southern Dauphiné, in contrast to the traditional dialect spoken in Provence.
[Medieval Latin Occitānus : Old Provençal oc, yes (from Latin hoc, neuter sing. of hic, this) + -itānus, adjective suff. (perhaps from (Aqu)itānus, of Aquitaine, Occitan-speaking region of France).]
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the Romance speech of S France.
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|Noun||1.||Occitan - the medieval dialects of Langue d'oc (southern France)|
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