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 Catalan on Wikipedia

EtymologyEdit

Middle English Catalane, from Catalan català, either directly or via French catalan or Spanish catalán, of obscure and disputed origin:

  • Possibly from an indigenous name of Celtic origin and probably meaning "chiefs of battle";
  • Derived from 'Catalunya (Catalonia), a corruption of Latin Gathia launia "land of the Goths", or Goth-Alania "land of Goths and Alans," an Iranian tribe.
  • Derived from Lacetani, the name of a pre-Roman Iberian tribe who lived in the region, following metathesis into a form *Katelan > Catalan.

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: kăt'ə-lăn, IPA(key): /ˈkæ.tə.ˌlæn/, /ˈkæ.tə.lən/
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NounEdit

Catalan (countable and uncountable, plural Catalans)

  1. (countable) Person from or inhabitant of Catalonia.
    • 2017 October 22, Sam Jones, “Catalonia weighs up declaration of independence”, in the Guardian[1]:
      Even if he draws back from a declaration, many Catalans – including Mossos and civil servants – may decide to not to obey orders from Madrid, and tens of thousands of people could take to the streets to protect key regional government institutions.
  2. (uncountable) The language of Catalonia, an autonomous region in the northeast of Spain. Various dialects are also spoken in the Valencian autonomous region where the language is officially named valencià, the Balearic Islands, Andorra, Roussillon in France and the Sardinian city of Alghero. ISO 639-3 recognizes Valencian as an alternate name for this language.
Catalan edition of Wiktionary

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Catalan (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to Catalonia.

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PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: ca‧ta‧lan

Proper nounEdit

Catalan

  1. A surname​.
  2. the Catalan language

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Catalan

  1. a person from or an inhabitant of Catalonia

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Catalan

  1. of or pertaining to Catalonia

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Catalan m (plural Catalans, feminine Catalane)

  1. A Catalan person.

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