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[a-stoo r-ee-uh n, a-styoo r-] /æˈstʊər i ən, æˈstyʊər-/
of or relating to Asturias, its people, or their language.
a native or inhabitant of Asturias.
the dialect of Spanish spoken in Asturias.
Origin of Asturian
1605-15; < Spanish asturiano. See Asturias, -an Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • All wondered what had happened to cause his hesitating thus, and the Asturian maid expressed her wonder aloud.

    The Story of Don Quixote Arvid Paulson, Clayton Edwards, and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  • But let that cowardly Asturian beware how he meets me in the mountains.

  • See there is a man over there wearing the Asturian cap, the old man with a long peaked cap which hangs down one side.

    The Four Corners Abroad Amy Ella Blanchard
  • I was in my own house, and an Asturian is fit company for a king, and is often of better blood.

    The Bible in Spain George Borrow
  • We only raised three or four during many long rambles through the Asturian forests in search of Bruin.

  • After a short pause in the Asturian capital we took the train back to Len.

    Heroic Spain Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
  • Hall could feel the low, toneless laugh in the Asturian's throat.

    The Five Arrows Allan Chase
  • In regard to the Asturian policy, I do not hold with the views of my imperial master at all.

    The Weight of the Crown Fred M. White
  • A Gallegan or Asturian makes the best groom, an Andaluz the best cook and personal attendant.

    Gatherings From Spain Richard Ford
  • Slowly the train climbed the mountain wall that from earliest times has protected the Asturian principality from the invader.

    Heroic Spain Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly

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