Westphalian

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Westphalia+-ian

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Westphalian ‎(not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to the Westphalia region or its people and culture.
  2. Of or pertaining to Westphalian Low German.
  3. Of or pertaining to the Peace of Westphalia of 1648 which established a new system of political order in central Europe, based on the concept of co-existing sovereign states.

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Noun[edit]

Westphalian ‎(plural Westphalians)

  1. Someone from Westphalia
  2. One of the major dialect groups of West Low German (also called Westfalish) spoken in Westphalia.
  3. (geology, uncountable) A European phase of the upper Carboniferous period.
  4. A warmblood horse bred in the Westphalia region.

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References[edit]

  • Westphalian” in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • Westphalian” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.