Catalan

Catalan

[kat-l-an, -uhn, kat-l-an]
adjective
1.
pertaining to Catalonia, its inhabitants, or their language.
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Catalonia.
3.
a Romance language closely related to Provençal, spoken in Catalonia, Valencia, the Balearic Islands, Andorra, southern France, and western Sardinia.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Spanish

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Catalan (ˈkætəˌlæn, -lən)
 
n
1.  a language of Catalonia, quite closely related to Spanish and Provençal, belonging to the Romance group of the Indo-European family
2.  a native or inhabitant of Catalonia
 
adj
3.  denoting, relating to, or characteristic of Catalonia, its inhabitants, or their language

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Catalan
1480, from the indigenous name, which is of Celtic origin and probably means "chiefs of battle."
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