From Medieval Latin Croata, from Proto-Slavic *xorvatъ (“Croat”), the Croatian autonym. It, in turn, is probably of non-Slavic origin: it is probably from an Iranian or Germanic language. Compare cravat.
Croat (plural Croats)
- A native or inhabitant of Croatia; a person of Croatian citizenship or ethnicity.
- (dated) An irregular soldier, generally from Croatia.
citizen of Croatia or person of Croatian ethnicity
- Korean: 크로아티아인 (ko) (keuroatiain)
- Lithuanian: kroatas (lt) m, kroatė (lt) f
- Luxembourgish: Kroat m, Kroatin f
- Polish: Chorwat (pl) m, Chorwatka (pl) f
- Portuguese: croata (pt) m, f
- Romanian: croat (ro) m, croată (ro) f
- Russian: хорва́т (ru) m (xorvát), хорва́тка (ru) f (xorvátka)
- Cyrillic: Хр̀ва̄т m, Хрва̀тица f
- Roman: Hr̀vāt (sh) m, Hrvàtica f
- Slovak: Chorvát f, Chorvátka f
- Spanish: croata (es) m, f
- Swedish: kroat (sv) c (male), kroatiska (sv) c (female)
- Turkish: Hırvat (tr), Hırvatistanlı
- (uncommon) The Croatian lect.
2012, Alen Mattich, Zagreb Cowboy, ISBN 1770892273:
- It almost made him laugh. What could he possibly do in Ohio? Did Cleveland have a pressing need for secret policemen who spoke Croat?