Definition of Cypriot in English:

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Cypriot

Pronunciation: /ˈsiprēət/

noun

1A native or inhabitant of Cyprus.
Example sentences
  • Greek and Turkish Cypriots will vote on reunification a week before Cyprus joins the EU on May 1.
  • Both Greek and Turkish Cypriots prefer to think of themselves as living close to Europe rather than Africa and the Middle East.
  • The Senate shall be composed of an equal number of Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots.
2The dialect of Greek used in Cyprus.
Example sentences
  • Interviews with workers were conducted in English, and those with officials and social movement activists in Greek Cypriot.
  • I am a philologist of the Athens University, specialising (after my retirement) in Cypriot linguistics and literature.

adjective

Relating to Cyprus or its people or the Greek dialect used there.
Example sentences
  • Over the millennia, different settlers have tremendously influenced Cyprus, which is why Cypriot traditions consist of a mixture of influences remaining from settlers.
  • Andrew talks warmly of being raised in the northern suburbs of Melbourne to Greek Cypriot parents.
  • Pambos became actively involved with Greek and Cypriot professional dancing at the age of 10.

Origin

From Greek Kupriōtes, from Kupros 'Cyprus'.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: Cyp·ri·ot

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