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Galician

[guh-lish-ee-uh n, -lish-uh n] /gəˈlɪʃ i ən, -ˈlɪʃ ən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Galicia in NW Spain, its people, or their language.
2.
of or relating to Galicia in E central Europe or its people.
noun
3.
a native or inhabitant of Galicia in Spain.
4.
the language of Spanish Galicia, often considered a dialect of Portuguese.
5.
a native or inhabitant of Galicia in E central Europe.
6.
a Jew from Polish Galicia, especially one speaking a Galician dialect of Yiddish.
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Examples from the Web for Galician
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  • People who give their lives to befriending immigrants shake their heads over the Galician Hebrews.

    The Old World in the New Edward Alsworth Ross
  • Two things are inseparable from the Galician—his cigarette and his umbrella.

    A Corner of Spain Walter Wood
  • The idea of raising an imposing church and presenting God with the mortgage does not appeal to the Galician.

    The New North Agnes Deans Cameron
  • Galician women have a passion for consigning burdens to their heads.

    A Corner of Spain Walter Wood
  • They were the founders of a new school, which may be called the Galician.

  • Some of the Galician peasant women have a strange way of dressing their hair.

    A Corner of Spain Walter Wood
  • From what they said it was evident that they were brother and sisters; and they spoke with a decided Galician accent.

    Maximina Armando Palacio Valds
  • The last are said to be of a high type, whereas the Galician Jews are the lowest.

    The Old World in the New Edward Alsworth Ross
  • The Galician woman taxpayer votes in municipal affairs; the women owners of large estates vote for members of the Landtag.

British Dictionary definitions for Galician

Galician

/ɡəˈlɪʃɪən; -ʃən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Galicia in E central Europe
2.
of or relating to Galicia in NW Spain
noun
3.
a native or inhabitant of either Galicia
4.
the Romance language or dialect of Spanish Galicia, sometimes regarded as a dialect of Spanish, although historically it is more closely related to Portuguese
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