[ ahy-beer-ee-uh n ]
/ aɪˈbɪər i ən /


of or relating to Iberia in SW Europe, its inhabitants, or their language.
of or relating to ancient Iberia in the Caucasus or its inhabitants.


one of the ancient inhabitants of Iberia in Europe, from whom the Basques are supposed to be descended.
the language of the ancient Iberians of SW Europe, not known to be related to any other language.
one of the ancient inhabitants of Iberia in Asia.

Origin of Iberian

First recorded in 1595–1605; Iberi(a) + -an


trans-I·be·ri·an, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for iberian

/ (aɪˈbɪərɪən) /


a member of a group of ancient Caucasoid peoples who inhabited the Iberian Peninsula in preclassical and classical timesSee also Celtiberian
a native or inhabitant of the Iberian Peninsula; a Spaniard or Portuguese
a native or inhabitant of ancient Iberia in the Caucasus


denoting, or relating to the pre-Roman peoples of the Iberian Peninsula or of Caucasian Iberia
of or relating to the Iberian Peninsula, its inhabitants, or any of their languages
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