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Slo·vak

 (slō′väk′, -văk′) also Slo·va·ki·an (slō-vä′kē-ən, -văk′ē-ən)
n.
1.
a. A native or inhabitant of Slovakia.
b. A person of Slovak ancestry.
2. The Slavic language of the Slovaks.
adj.
Of or relating to Slovakia or its people, language, or culture.

[Slovak Slovák.]

Slovak

(ˈsləʊvæk)
adj
1. (Placename) of, relating to, or characteristic of Slovakia, its people, or their language
2. (Peoples) of, relating to, or characteristic of Slovakia, its people, or their language
3. (Languages) of, relating to, or characteristic of Slovakia, its people, or their language
n
4. (Languages) the official language of Slovakia, belonging to the West Slavonic branch of the Indo-European family. Slovak is closely related to Czech, they are mutually intelligible
5. (Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Slovakia

Slo•vak

(ˈsloʊ vɑk, -væk)

n.
1. a member of the Slavic people who are the principal inhabitants of Slovakia.
2. the West Slavic language of the Slovaks.
[1820–30; < Slovak slovák, ultimately derivative of Common Slavic *slověninŭ Slav]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Slovak - a native or inhabitant of Slovakia
Slovak Republic, Slovakia - a landlocked republic in central Europe; separated from the Czech Republic in 1993
European - a native or inhabitant of Europe
2.Slovak - the Slavic language spoken in Slovakia
Slavic, Slavic language, Slavonic, Slavonic language - a branch of the Indo-European family of languages
Translations
SlovákslovenskýslovenštinaSlovenka
slovakslovakisk
slovakialainenslovakki
slovačkiSlovak
szlovák
スロバキアのスロバキア人スロバキア語
슬로바키아 사람슬로바키아어슬로바키아의
limba slovacăslovacslovacă
SlovákslovenčinaSlovenka
SlovakSlovakinja
slovakslovakiskaslovakisk
เกี่ยวกับสาธารณรัฐสโลวาเกียชาวสโลวาเกียภาษาสโลวาเกีย
người Slovakiathuộc nước/người/tiếng Slovakiatiếng Slovakia

Slovak

[ˈsləʊvæk]
A. ADJeslovaco
B. Neslovaco/a m/f
C. CPD the Slovak Republicla República Eslovaca

Slovak

[ˈsləʊvæk]
adjslovaque
n
(= person) → Slovaque mf
(= language) → slovaque m

Slovak

adjslowakisch
n
Slowake m, → Slowakin f
(Ling) → Slowakisch nt

Slovak

[ˈsləʊvæk]
1. adjslovacco/a
2. n (person) → slovacco/a; (language) → slovacco

Slovak

سْلُوفَاكِيّ, مواطن سلوفاكي Slovák, slovenský, slovenština slovak, slovakisk Slowake, Slowakisch Σλοβακικά, σλοβακικός, Σλοβάκος eslovaco slovakialainen, slovakki Slovaque slovački, Slovak slovacco スロバキアの, スロバキア人, スロバキア語 슬로바키아 사람, 슬로바키아어, 슬로바키아의 Slowaak, Slowaaks slovaker, slovakisk język słowacki, słowacki, Słowak eslovaco словак, словацкий, словацкий язык slovak, slovakisk, slovakiska เกี่ยวกับสาธารณรัฐสโลวาเกีย, ชาวสโลวาเกีย, ภาษาสโลวาเกีย Slovak, Slovakça người Slovakia, thuộc nước/người/tiếng Slovakia, tiếng Slovakia 斯洛伐克人, 斯洛伐克的, 斯洛伐克语
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The strangest figures we saw were the Slovaks, who were more barbarian than the rest, with their big cow-boy hats, great baggy dirty-white trousers, white linen shirts, and enormous heavy leather belts, nearly a foot wide, all studded over with brass nails.
Here and there we passed Cszeks and slovaks, all in picturesque attire, but I noticed that goitre was painfully prevalent.
On this were sure to be seated quite a group of homecoming peasants, the Cszeks with their white, and the Slovaks with their coloured sheepskins, the latter carrying lance-fashion their long staves, with axe at end.
The second violin is a Slovak, a tall, gaunt man with black- rimmed spectacles and the mute and patient look of an overdriven mule; he responds to the whip but feebly, and then always falls back into his old rut.
(92) The official Soviet version of events states that by August of 1944 Red Army successes left no doubt about the outcome of the war, stirring up "an underground struggle by the Slovak people against fascism." (93) Once fighting broke out, the Soviet regime determined, as an ally, it had an obligation to support the Slovaks as a "manifestation of proletarian internationalism." (94) The predominant amount of support was delivered to the partisans, not the organized Slovak resistance, via nightly flights into the area delivering millions of bullets, thousands of rifles and machine guns, and hundreds of antitank weapons.
WHEN THE SOCIALIST party Smer ("Direction") won Slovakia's parliamentary elections last June, party leader Robert Fico cemented his controversial reputation by forming a coalition government with the Movement for Democratic Slovakia, led by the disgraced former Prime Minister Vladimir Meciar, and the Slovak Nationalists, led by the racist xenophobe Jan Slota.
A Slovak military plane carrying troops back from Kosovo crashed into a mountainside in Hungary, killing at least 42 people, officials said today.
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The Slovak Republic is a transit and, to a lesser extent, a source country for women and girls trafficked primarily to western and central European countries, as well as Japan, for the purpose of sexual exploitation.
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