[ kat-l-an, -uhn, kat-l-an ]
/ ˈkæt lˌæn, -ən, ˌkæt lˈæn /


pertaining to Catalonia, its inhabitants, or their language.


a native or inhabitant of Catalonia.
a Romance language closely related to Provençal, spoken in Catalonia, Valencia, the Balearic Islands, Andorra, southern France, and western Sardinia.

Origin of Catalan

1375–1425; late Middle English <Spanish Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for Catalan

British Dictionary definitions for Catalan

/ (ˈkætəˌlæn, -lən) /


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
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