[guh-lish-ee-uh n, -lish-uh n]
- of or relating to Galicia in NW Spain, its people, or their language.
- of or relating to Galicia in E central Europe or its people.
- a native or inhabitant of Galicia in Spain.
- the language of Spanish Galicia, often considered a dialect of Portuguese.
- a native or inhabitant of Galicia in E central Europe.
- a Jew from Polish Galicia, especially one speaking a Galician dialect of Yiddish.
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Examples from the Web for galician
Rarely does one get to read a story originally written in Serbian, much less Rhaeto-Romanic or Galician.Great Weekend Reads: December 30, 2011
Jacob Silverman, Michael Thomsen, Lauren Elkin
December 30, 2011
In any other part of the Galician line except the center he had little to fear.
Rawa-Russka was a small Galician city, inhabited chiefly by Jews.
And at about that time the Russians were driving hard at the Galician front.
Namely, to give back some Galician towns which had been captured.Portuguese Architecture
Walter Crum Watson
They say the Galician Jews turn traitors and act as spies for the Austrians.Trapped in 'Black Russia'
- of or relating to Galicia in E central Europe
- of or relating to Galicia in NW Spain
- a native or inhabitant of either Galicia
- 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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