[ li-gyoor-ee-uhn ]

  1. a language used in ancient times along the northwest coast of the Ligurian Sea, widely believed to belong to the Indo-European language family.

  2. Also called Gen·o·ese [jen-oh-eez, -ees] /ˌdʒɛn oʊˈiz, -ˈis/ . a Romance language of northern Italy, spoken primarily in Liguria but unrelated to ancient Ligurian.

  1. of or relating to Liguria or its inhabitants.

Origin of Ligurian

First recorded in 1595–1605; Liguri(a) + -an

Words Nearby Ligurian Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Ligurian in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for Ligurian


/ (lɪˈɡjʊərɪən) /

  1. of or relating to Liguria, a region of NW Italy, or its inhabitants

  1. a native or inhabitant of Liguria

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