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Romanian

[ roh-mey-nee-uhn, ‐meyn-yuhn ]
/ roʊˈmeɪ ni ən, ‐ˈmeɪn yən /
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noun
a native or inhabitant of Romania.
the Romance language of Romania, spoken also in Moldova. Abbreviations: Rom, Rom.
adjective
of or relating to Romania, its inhabitants, or the language Romanian.
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Also Older Spellings, Ru·ma·ni·an, Rou·ma·ni·an [roo-mey-nee-uhn, ‐meyn-yuhn] /rʊˈmeɪ ni ən, ‐ˈmeɪn yən/ .

Origin of Romanian

First recorded in 1825–30 for a rare older spelling; the current spelling, Romanian, was first recorded in 1845–50; Romania + -an

OTHER WORDS FROM Romanian

pro-Ro·ma·ni·an, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Romanian

Romanian

Rumanian or Roumanian

/ (rəʊˈmeɪnɪən) /

noun
the official language of Romania, belonging to the Romance group of the Indo-European family
a native, citizen, or inhabitant of Romania
adjective
relating to, denoting, or characteristic of Romania, its people, or their language
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