- pertaining to Catalonia, its inhabitants, or their language.
Origin of Catalan
Examples from the Web for catalan
The Catalan separatist movement has been growing in recent years, as demonstrated each September with a march on Barcelona.Europe’s Secession Panic
Barbie Latza Nadeau
September 18, 2014
Her father was a Viscount, so Taylor married into the Catalan aristocracy.Whit Stillman on the 20th Anniversary of ‘Barcelona’, His New Amazon Series, and the Myth of the Ugly Expat
August 10, 2014
The Daily Pic: At the Met, the Catalan master has a conceptual edge.Miro's Old Art is Still Contemporary
August 1, 2013
Pere Navarro, head of the Catalan socialist party, said: "We need a new head of state."Engulfed by Scandal, Could The Spanish Royal Family Fall?
April 4, 2013
Montalbán endowed his Catalan gumshoe with an equally impressive set of quirks that are aired and explored in each book.The Foodie Detective: The Pepe Carvalho Novels by Manuel Vázquez Montalbán
October 3, 2012
As for these Catalan priests who are coming in here, I cannot abide them.Ramona
Helen Hunt Jackson
In 1381 he accepted an offer to become the sovereign of the Catalan duchy of Athens.
Catalan commerce was so great in volume that it rivalled that of the Italian cities.
Intimately related to the wars just referred to was the Catalan revolt.
Francisco Ferrer was born in 1859, the son of a poor Catalan farmer.
- a language of Catalonia, quite closely related to Spanish and Provençal, belonging to the Romance group of the Indo-European family
- a native or inhabitant of Catalonia
- denoting, relating to, or characteristic of Catalonia, its inhabitants, or their language
Word Origin and History for catalan
"pertaining to Catalonia," also as a noun, "person from Catalonia," late 15c., from the indigenous name, which is of Celtic origin and probably means "chiefs of battle." As a noun meaning "a Catalan," Middle English used Catelaner (mid-14c.), Catellain (early 15c., from French). As a language name in English by 1792. Related: Catalonian (1707).