from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to Catalonia or its people, language, or culture.
  • n. A native or inhabitant of Catalonia.
  • n. The Romance language spoken especially in Catalonia, the Balearic Islands, Andorra, and the Roussillon region of France.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Person from or inhabitant of Catalonia.
  • proper n. The language of Catalonia, an autonomous region in the northeast of Spain. Various dialects are also spoken in the Valencian autonomous region where the language is officially named valencià, the Balearic Islands, Andorra, Roussillon in France and the Sardinian city of Alghero. ISO 639-3 recognizes Valencian as an alternate name for this language.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to Catalonia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Catalonia.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to Catalonia, a former province of Spain (now a geographical division comprising several provinces), or to its inhabitants or language.
  • n. A native of Catalonia, Spain; especially, one belonging to the indigenous race or people of Catalonia, wherever found, as distinguished from other Spaniards.
  • n. The language of Catalonia, Valencia, and the Balearicisles.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. relating to or characteristic of the Catalan language
  • n. a native or inhabitant of Catalonia
  • n. the Romance language spoken in Catalonia in eastern Spain (related to Spanish and Occitan)
  • adj. relating to or denoting or characteristic of Catalonia or its inhabitants


Middle English Catalane, possibly from Catalan catalana, from Catalunya, Catalonia.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English Catalane, from Catalan català, either directly or via French catalan or Spanish catalán, from the indigenous name, which is of Celtic origin and probably means "chiefs of battle." (Wiktionary)



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