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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps a result of the hardening of /-u(w)iən/ (to /-uviən/); compare English Peruvian to French péruvien and Italian peruviano.

Interfix[edit]

-v-

  1. Used before -ian, when the base word ends in /u/.
    Peruvian, Kachruvian, Whovian