Galician

Galician
1. adjective /ɡəˈlɪs.i.ən,ɡəˈlɪʃ.ən/
a) Of or pertaining to the region of Galicia in Iberia.

The subsequent oil slicks that reached the coast resulted in severe ecological and economic consequences for the Galician coast and the Bay of Biscay.

b) Of or pertaining to the people of Galicia (in Iberia) or their culture.

The "entierro de la sardina," the burial of the sardine, is a Galician custom popular in many villages on Ash Wednesday.

2. noun /ɡəˈlɪs.i.ən,ɡəˈlɪʃ.ən/
a) A native or inhabitant of Galicia, a region of the northwestern Iberian peninsula.

In Argentina, too, there is a community of Welsh-speakers. Similarly some Galicians, Catalans and Basques have retained their mother tongues in ways that had they remained, respectively in the United Kingdom or Spain, might have been more difficult to do.

b) The language of Galicia; a Romance language spoken in the northwestern corner of the Iberian peninsula.

The Portuguese claim that a Galician would never be generous, as a Portuguese would. On their side, the Galicians tell the story of the Portuguese who invites some Galicians to dinner and then gives his guests very little to eat.

Syn: Galizan, Gallegan, Galizan, Gallegan

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