[free-oo-lee-uh n]


a Rhaeto-Romanic dialect spoken by about half a million people of the plains of extreme NE Italy.

Origin of Friulian

1875–80; Friuli region of Italy + -an Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for friulian



the Rhaetian dialect spoken in parts of FriuliSee also Ladin, Romansch
an inhabitant of Friuli or a speaker of Friulian


of or relating to Friuli, its inhabitants, or their language
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