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[lib-ee-uh n]
  1. of or relating to Libya or its inhabitants.
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  1. a native or inhabitant of Libya.
  2. a Berber language of ancient Libya.
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Origin of Libyan

First recorded in 1535–45; Liby(a) + -an
Related formspro-Lib·y·an, adjective, nountrans-Lib·y·an, adjective
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Historical Examples of libyan

  • So the maiden Kyrene came to the Libyan land, and there Aristaios, her child, was born.

  • "The Libyan desert," said the dragoman, with a proud wave of his hand.

    A Desert Drama

    A. Conan Doyle

  • He is at the head of more than a thousand Libyan peasants and slaves.

  • This was the origin and beginning of the mercenary, or, as it is also called, the Libyan war.

  • There were seven oases in the Libyan desert, to the west of Egypt.

    The New York Obelisk

    Charles E. Moldenke

British Dictionary definitions for libyan


  1. of or relating to Libya, its people, or its language
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  1. a native or inhabitant of Libya
  2. the extinct Hamitic language of ancient Libya
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