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re·gion·al·ism

 (rē′jə-nə-lĭz′əm)
n.
1.
a. Political division of an area into partially autonomous regions.
b. Advocacy of such a political system.
2. Loyalty to the interests of a particular region.
3. A feature, such as an expression, a pronunciation, or a custom, that is characteristic of a geographic area.
4. The use of regional characteristics, as of locale, custom, or speech, in literature or art.
5. A policy whereby the interests of a nation in world affairs are defined in terms of particular countries or regions.

re′gion·al·ist adj. & n.
re′gion·al·is′tic adj.
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Translations

regionalist

[ˈriːdʒənəlɪst]
A. ADJregionalista
B. Nregionalista mf
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regionalist

adjregionalistisch
nRegionalist(in) m(f)
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The regionalist party aims for devolution of powers from Whitehall.
The fundamental principles that universally bond human aspirations-upholding rights-based freedoms, advancing democracy with social justice, and realizing shared progress for all -must become a key basis for this progressive regionalist plan.
"Labour has lost the plot in Scotland and it will be increasingly vulnerable in its traditional heartlands in the north of England where it will be challenged by progressive regionalist parties like ourselves.
The veteran regionalist categorically stated that they would never vote out their DAN government in the state as they respected the people's mandate given to them.
On the other hand, regionalist scholars conceive more of a comprehensive entity which coordinates the regional economy and, by doing so, prospers the economy of particular region- mostly metropolitan area [Hooghe and Marks, 2003], because the spillover effect, coordination dilemma and spatial mismatches hidden the opportunity costs that the economic region has to bear [Barnes and Ledebur, 1992].
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A spokesman said they revealed of "appalling regionalist attitudes".