Definition of Corsican in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɔːsɪk(ə)n/


Relating to Corsica, its people, or their language.
Example sentences
  • There is also fierce opposition to obligatory teaching of the Corsican language.
  • The Corsican language will be given equal status with French and be taught from the first school year.
  • Last year we collected enough cards to receive 200 trees, including alder, ash and Corsican pine which we planted at Croft Wood around the corner from our head office.


1A native or inhabitant of Corsica.
Example sentences
  • Actually, the Corsicans think that the British, because they are islanders, too, are similar to them.
  • Conflict between the centralized state and regional groups such as the Corsicans, Bretons, and Basques heightened toward the end of the twentieth century, when political autonomy became a major movement.
  • Ancient burial mounds and mysterious stone monoliths date the first Corsicans as far back as six to seven thousand years BC, though it took the Greeks and Romans to establish the island's commercial reputation.
2 [mass noun] The language of Corsica, which originated as a dialect of Italian.
Example sentences
  • At the same time the national language, Corsican, which was essentially oral and spoken by the people, began to be written.
  • Regional languages and dialects such as Breton, Catalan, Corsican, Basque, Alsatian, and Flemish are still in use, and some are taught in regional schools.
  • Napoleon's first language was Corsican and he frequently swore in it.

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