Catalan

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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.

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Catalan (plural Catalans)

  1. Person from or inhabitant of Catalonia.

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Catalan edition of Wiktionary

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Catalan

  1. 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.

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Catalan (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to Catalonia.

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Catalan m (plural Catalans, feminine Catalane)

  1. A Catalan person.

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