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Slovene

[sloh-veen, sloh-veen] /sloʊˈvin, ˈsloʊ vin/
noun
1.
one of a Slavic people dwelling in Slovenia.
2.
a South Slavic language spoken in Slovenia.
adjective
3.
of or relating to the Slovenes or Slovene.
Also, Slovenian.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; < German Slowene < Slovene Slovệnec (noun), slovệnski (adj.), ultimately derivative of Common Slavic *slověninŭ Slav
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British Dictionary definitions for slovenian

Slovene

/sləʊˈviːn/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of Slovenia, its people, or their language
noun
2.
Also Slovenian. a South Slavonic language spoken in Slovenia, closely related to Croatian
3.
  1. a native or inhabitant of Slovenia
  2. a speaker of Slovene
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Word Origin and History for slovenian

Slovene

n.

Slavic people of Carinthia and Styria, 1883, from German Slowene, from Slovenec, the people's own name, originally literally "Slav." A survival of the old native designation of the Slavic people, cf. Old Church Slavonic Slovene. Related: Slovenian.

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