Brabantian

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Etymology[edit]

Brabant +‎ -ian

Adjective[edit]

Brabantian (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to Brabant or its people.
    The Brabantian Calvinists emigrated en masse to Holland after the Sack of Antwerp in the 1580s.
    Synonym: Brabantine
  2. Of or pertaining to the Brabantian language.
    That is a Brabantian accent, not a Limburgish one!

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Proper noun[edit]

Brabantian

  1. The language or dialect mainly spoken in North Brabant (the Netherlands), Antwerp and Flemish Brabant provinces (Belgium).
    Synonyms: Brabantish, Brabantic
    He speaks Brabantian with his schoolmates, and standard Belgian Dutch in the classroom and with unfamiliar teachers in the playground, a classic example of diglossia.

Noun[edit]

Brabantian (plural Brabantians)

  1. A person from the respective provinces or historic region of Brabant (especially if Brabantian-speaking).
    The Brabantians used to be known as rather reticent and stubborn, in contrast to their more open and louder Northern neighbors, i.e. the Dutch.

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