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Brabantian (not comparable)

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


Proper noun[edit]


  1. The language/dialect mainly spoken in North Brabant (Holland), Antwerp and Flemish Brabant provinces (Belgium).
    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.


Brabantian (plural Brabantians)

  1. A person from the respective provinces or historic region (especially if Brabantian-speaking) of Brabant.
    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.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The name of the language, Brabantian, when it means "the Brabantian language", does not assume an article.
  • Nowadays the demonym mostly applies to people from the eponymous provinces.