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Libyan

[lib-ee-uh n] /ˈlɪb i ən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Libya or its inhabitants.
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Libya.
3.
a Berber language of ancient Libya.
Origin of Libyan
1535-1545
First recorded in 1535-45; Liby(a) + -an
Related forms
pro-Libyan, adjective, noun
trans-Libyan, adjective
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  • So the maiden Kyrene came to the Libyan land, and there Aristaios, her child, was born.

    Museum of Antiquity L. W. Yaggy
  • "The Libyan desert," said the dragoman, with a proud wave of his hand.

    A Desert Drama A. Conan Doyle
  • He is at the head of more than a thousand Libyan peasants and slaves.

    Serapis, Complete Georg Ebers
  • This was the origin and beginning of the mercenary, or, as it is also called, the Libyan war.

  • There were seven oases in the Libyan desert, to the west of Egypt.

    The New York Obelisk Charles E. Moldenke
British Dictionary definitions for Libyan

Libyan

/ˈlɪbɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Libya, its people, or its language
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Libya
3.
the extinct Hamitic language of ancient Libya
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