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 (pə-nĭn′syə-lə, -sə-lə)
n. Abbr. Pen.
A piece of land that juts out from a larger land mass and is mostly surrounded by water.

[Latin paenīnsula : paene, almost + īnsula, island.]

pen·in′su·lar adj.
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Adj.1.peninsular - of or forming or resembling a peninsula; "peninsular isolation"
خاص بِشِبْه الجَزيرَه
yarımadaya ait


[pɪˈnɪnsjʊləʳ] ADJpeninsular
the Peninsular Warla Guerra de Independencia


adj the Peninsular Warder Krieg auf der Pyrenäenhalbinsel


(pəˈninsjulə) noun
a piece of land that is almost surrounded by water. the Malay peninsula.
peˈninsular adjective
of or like a peninsula.
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Hidalgo asked them to rise against the Spanish peninsulars, demanding equality of races and the redistribution of land.
This certainly implies proposing a plural conception of justice and law, if we consider that there can be as many rights as there are different cultures, since it turns out that the liberal state is built on legal monism, which has not traditionally recognized the right to exist of the other, the different, or to be more precise: of the "Indian", in a tradition that goes back to ancient times, where the very legal viceregal parallelism that prevailed in New Spain for almost 300 years separated the "Indians" and the "Creoles" or "peninsulars" into different "republics" (Cossio, 2000).
Negros witnessed a rising number of Spanish peninsulars and Creoles in
The content that follows this acknowledgement can be read as Vicens Vives' redefinition of a distinctly Catalan model of imperial manhood that would serve the purpose of, as he puts it, "plantejar amb Castella un programa comu per a tots els pobles peninsulars" (78).
Much of what follows in Crisis in an Atlantic Empire were conspiracies and jockeying in Mexico City, an echo of what had been happening in Spain the previous year, as creoles and peninsulars, the viceroy Jose de Iturrigaray and powerful Spanish merchants, fought over what to do.
A pleasant 15-minute walk through the olive groves, or three minutes by car, brings you to a secluded beach, fringed by Tamarind trees, with spectacular views across to the Rotherpou and Gramvousa Peninsulars.
The royal edict was meant to erase discrimination against expositos and was applied to the entire empire; whereas peninsulars had little to lose with the presumption that babies born in Seville or Burgos were white and the progeny of legitimate union, the scenario was different in the new world where pardos and mulatos were hardly welcomed into the upper echelons of society, Local law and practice chipped away at the order, with racial and other prejudices prevailing even over the royal decree.
After the war of independence, the victorious Mexican local criollos who had wrested power from the dominant Spanish peninsulars enacted legislation that declared the equality of all inhabitants of Mexico--no longer called New Spain because they had achieved their independence as a republic and modern nation, freeing themselves from the vestiges of colonial status and domination.
Yet, it should not be overlooked that there is no shortage of evidence that would seem to qualify the significance of family and economic ties between rich creoles and peninsulars and their political alliances.
The region consists of three finger-like peninsulars poking into the Aegean Sea and is among the most stunning landscapes of Europe.
Start Point, on the 40p stamp, is one of the most exposed peninsulars on the English coast, running sharply almost a mile into the sea on the south side of Start Bay near Dartmouth.
From the start, Spanish authorities had to balance irreconcilable interests: the conquered and the conquerors, local conquerors wanting to keep the spoils for themselves and imperial masters wanting the dividends, and local creoles and relocated peninsulars vying for the upper hand in the colonies.