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Swabia

[swey-bee-uh] /ˈsweɪ bi ə/
noun
1.
a region and medieval duchy in SW Germany: it constituted the area presently included in the states of Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria, in S Germany.
German Schwaben.
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Swabian, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for swabian

Swabian

/ˈsweɪbɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the German region of Swabia or its inhabitants
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Swabia

Swabia

/ˈsweɪbɪə/
noun
1.
a region and former duchy (from the 10th century to 1313) of S Germany, now part of Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria: part of West Germany until 1990 German name Schwaben (ˈʃvaːbən)
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Word Origin and History for swabian

Swabian

1785, from Medieval Latin Suabia, from German Schwaben, from Old High German swaba, name of a Germanic tribe, related to Latin Suevus, "pertaining to the Suevi," a tribe in northeastern Germania.

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