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Galician

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  • enPR: gə-lĭs'ē-ən, gə-lĭsh'ən, IPA(key): /ɡəˈlɪs.i.ən/, /ɡəˈlɪʃ.ən/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪʃən

Etymology 1Edit

From Galicia (region in northwest Spain) +‎ -an.

AdjectiveEdit

Galician (comparative more Galician, superlative most Galician)

  1. Of or pertaining to the region of Galicia in Iberia.
    • 2009, D. R. Green, Coastal and Marine Geospatial Technologies, page 107
      The subsequent oil slicks that reached the coast resulted in severe ecological and economic consequences for the Galician coast and the Bay of Biscay.
  2. Of or pertaining to the people of Galicia (in Iberia) or their culture.
    • 1999 [1882], Emilia Pardo Bazán, The Tribune of the People, (translated by Walter Borenstein), page 253
      The "entierro de la sardina," the burial of the sardine, is a Galician custom popular in many villages on Ash Wednesday.
  3. Of or pertaining to the Galician language.
    • 2009, Eva Estebas Vilaplana, Teach yourself English pronunciation, page 18
      This vowel is similar to the Catalan sound in the words Jordi or sola and to the Galician sound in the words ola or po.
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Galician (plural Galicians)

  1. A native or inhabitant of Galicia, a region of the northwestern Iberian peninsula.
    • 2000, Clare Mar-Molinero, The Politics of Language in the Spanish-speaking World, page 52
      In Argentina, too, there is a community of Welsh-speakers. Similarly some Galicians, Catalans and Basques have retained their mother tongues in ways that had they remained, respectively in the United Kingdom or Spain, might have been more difficult to do.
    • 2000, Ethnologia Europaea 30 (2): 52
      The Portuguese claim that a Galician would never be generous, as a Portuguese would. On their side, the Galicians tell the story of the Portuguese who invites some Galicians to dinner and then gives his guests very little to eat.
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Galician

  1. The language of Galicia; a Romance language spoken in the northwestern corner of the Iberian peninsula.
    • 1998, Catherine Davies, Spanish Women's Writing, 1849-1996, page 63
      Rosalia de Castro became a crucial element in this early nationalist cultural campaign: she spoke Galician as her first language and she was literate, educated, and sympathetic to the group's progressive aims.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Galicia (region in Central Europe) +‎ -an.

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Galician (comparative more Galician, superlative most Galician)

  1. Of or pertaining to the historical region of Galicia in Central Europe.
    • 2006, Shulamit Ṿolḳov, Germans, Jews, and Antisemites: Trials in Emancipation, page 272
      Victor Adler was born in a small Moravian town on the Galician border.
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Galician (plural Galicians)

  1. An inhabitant of Galicia, a region in Poland and Ukraine.
    • 2004, Serhy Yekelchyk, Stalin's Empire of Memory: Russian-Ukrainian Relations in the Soviet Historical Imagination, page 50
      According to Manuilsky, some Galicians idealized the Austro-Hungarian past for the empire's promotion of national autonomy, yet the Habsburgs had discouraged Eastern Galicia's economic development, whereas the Soviet power would 'turn Lviv into one of the biggest industrial centres of Soviet Ukraine.'
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