[ kroh-ey-shuhn, -shee-uhn ]


  1. of or relating to Croatia, its people, or their language.


  1. a Croat.
  2. Serbo-Croatian as spoken and written in Croatia, differing from Serbian chiefly in its use of the Latin alphabet.


/ krəʊˈeɪʃən /


  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Croatia, its people, or their language


  1. the language that is spoken in Croatia, formerly regarded as a dialect of Serbo-Croat (Croato-Serb)
    1. a native or inhabitant of Croatia
    2. a speaker of Croatian

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Croatian1

First recorded in 1545–55; Croati(a) + -an

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Example Sentences

The sculptures, created in 1928 by the celebrated Croatian artist Ivan Mestrovic, are impossible to miss.

Mestrovic was a celebrated sculptor whose work was a bright artistic celebration of Art Deco and Art Nouveau forms and Croatian heritage.

Archaeologists working near the small Croatian village of Potočani made a grim discovery in 2007.

In 2013, Higgins revealed that Croatian weapons were being smuggled to the Syrian opposition.

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Mudri is now director of design at the Croatian automaker Rimac.

Neymar restored order in the 28th minute with a goal of geometrical precision, hit low into the right corner of the Croatian goal.

Down Fred went and the ref blew his whistle, piercing Croatian hearts as he pointed to the penalty spot.

Never mind that Sokolich is actually of Croatian extraction.

After the tour, Saša and I head back to the main bar area and sit in a booth on the Croatian side where I ask him a few questions.

I wonder if this has anything to do with the long-standing Slovenian-Croatian rivalry.

For above was Crestline—even as the little Croatian settlement had been—smokeless, lifeless.

It was Gaj who reformed Croatian orthography on the basis of the Serbian.

It is remarked, that the Hungarian, Croatian, and Polish horses have the mark in their mouths during life.

So they asked that the Croatian language should be taught, as well as the Italian, in the local schools.

Before he left Zagreb he transformed the feudal Croatian Diet into an elective assembly.


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