Definition of Occitan in English:
The medieval or modern language of Languedoc, including literary Provençal of the12th-14th centuries.
- In roughly the southern third of the country, the common people spoke dialects of Occitan, a Romance language distinct from French.
- Several million people in Languedoc spoke variants of Occitan; Flemish was spoken in the north-east; German in Lorraine.
- The Languedoc takes its name from a time when its inhabitants spoke Occitan, the language in which oc is the word for ‘yes’, hence langue d' oc.
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Relating to Occitan.
- The people are warm and welcoming with a deep awareness of the past and great pride in the richness of their Occitan culture.
- Maybe this Occitan movement is militant, I think, like the Spanish ETA or the IRA, or perhaps the council orders a siesta at a certain time of day.
- These chapters exemplify a recent shift in Occitan scholarship away from the analysis of individual songs.
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