[kroh-ey-shuh n, -shee-uh n]
  1. a Croat.
  2. Serbo-Croatian as spoken and written in Croatia, differing from Serbian chiefly in its use of the Latin alphabet.

Origin of Croatian

First recorded in 1545–55; Croati(a) + -an Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for croatian


  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


See at Bosnian
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