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Lithuanian

Line breaks: Lithu|anian
Pronunciation: /lɪθjʊˈeɪnɪən
 
, lɪθʊ-/

Definition of Lithuanian in English:

adjective

Relating to Lithuania or its people or language.
Example sentences
  • A child of Lithuanian Jews who emigrated to America in 1875, Berenson graduated from Harvard University in 1887.
  • Arrested twice in 1905, he joined the emigration of Lithuanian Jews to the United States.
  • The violence was directed against a small group of Lithuanian Jews.

noun

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1A native or citizen of Lithuania, or a person of Lithuanian descent.
Example sentences
  • Historically, relations with other ethnic groups have been amicable; this is perhaps because over 80 percent of citizens are ethnic Lithuanians.
  • The entire region was plundered in the following centuries by invading Poles, Lithuanians, Swedes, Germans, and most recently Russians.
  • A lot of the eastern Europeans in Killarney, Lithuanians and so on, would have played a very good standard at home.
2 [mass noun] The language of Lithuania, which belongs to the Baltic branch of the Indo-European family and has about 3.5 million speakers.
Example sentences
  • Speakers of African language Lingala, Persian language Farsi, Lithuanian and Somali are among those needed.
  • He is the first member of his family to come to the United States from Lithuania, and speaks English, Lithuanian, Polish, and Russian.
  • Remus speaks English and Lithuanian fluently, and didn't have to take up Irish because he was over the age of 10 when he joined Rockfield national school.

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