Definition of Galician in English:


Syllabification: Ga·li·ci·an
Pronunciation: /gəˈliSHən


  • 1A native or inhabitant of Galicia in northwestern Spain.
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    • The Galicians are descended from Spain's second wave of Celtic invaders (from the British Isles and western Europe) who came across the Pyrenees mountains in about 400 BC.
    • Before the trip to northern Spain for the return leg against the Galicians, Celtic have to face Hibernian on Wednesday night and then Rangers at Ibrox on Saturday.
    • Spanish communities in the United States, in keeping with their strong regional identification in Spain, have established centers for Galicians, Asturians, Andalucians, and other such groups.
  • 2The Romance language of Galicia in northwestern Spain, closely related to Portuguese.
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    • Portuguese is a Romance language that is most closely related to the Spanish dialect Galician.
    • Similar examples can also be found in Catalan, Galician, Portuguese, Romanian, Sardinian; and Spanish.
    • One of the oddest feature of the cantigas is that, though they were composed and sung at court, their language is provincial Galician - the language subsequently Latinised to constitute the Portuguese of Luís de Camões.
  • 3A native or inhabitant of Galicia in east central Europe.


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  • 1Of or relating to Galicia in northwestern Spain, its people, or their language.
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    • Since his death, and the installation of a democratic regime (parliamentary monarchy) in Spain, however, a revival of Galician language and culture has taken place.
    • The book is translated from the Galician language of north west Spain.
    • Given the original play's Galician setting - Spain's craggy north-west - that combination of author, company, adaptor and director make it as Celtic a melange as it's possible to get.
  • 2Of or relating to Galicia in east central Europe.
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    • The central role that Catholicism plays in Galician culture is also evident in the tall stone crosses called cruceiros found throughout the region.
    • In 1921 Jewish democratic organizations supported Galician intellectual circles in their demands to establish Ukrainian university in Lviv.
    • We don't know the woman's name, but simply that she was killed in the Tarnopol Ghetto along with the rest of the 500,000-strong community of Galician Jews.

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