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Galician

[ guh-lish-ee-uhn, -lish-uhn ]
/ gəˈlɪʃ i ən, -ˈlɪʃ ən /
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adjective

of or relating to Galicia in NW Spain, its people, or their language.
of or relating to Galicia in E central Europe or its people.

noun

a native or inhabitant of Galicia in Spain.
the language of Spanish Galicia, often considered a dialect of Portuguese.
a native or inhabitant of Galicia in E central Europe.
a Jew from Polish Galicia, especially one speaking a Galician dialect of Yiddish.

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British Dictionary definitions for Galician

Galician
/ (ɡəˈlɪʃɪən, -ʃən) /

adjective

of or relating to Galicia in E central Europe
of or relating to Galicia in NW Spain

noun

a native or inhabitant of either Galicia
the Romance language or dialect of Spanish Galicia, sometimes regarded as a dialect of Spanish, although historically it is more closely related to Portuguese
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