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Slovak

[sloh-vahk, -vak] /ˈsloʊ vɑk, -væk/
noun
1.
one of a Slavic people dwelling in Slovakia.
2.
the language of Slovakia, a Slavic language closely related to Czech.
adjective
3.
of or relating to the Slovaks or Slovak.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < Slovak slovák, ultimately derivative of Slavic *slověninŭ Slav
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British Dictionary definitions for Slovak

Slovak

/ˈsləʊvæk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of Slovakia, its people, or their language
noun
2.
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
3.
a native or inhabitant of Slovakia
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Word Origin and History for Slovak

1829 (n.), 1887 (adj.), from French Slovak, from the people's own name (cf. Slovak and Czech Slovak, plural Slovaci; Polish Słowak; Russian Slovak; German Slowake). Related: Slovakian.

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