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Meaning of CATALAN

Pronunciation:  'kat`lan

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  1. [n]  the Romance language spoken in Catalonia in eastern Spain (related to Spanish and Occitan)
  2. [n]  a native or inhabitant of Catalonia
  3. [adj]  relating to or characteristic of the Catalan language; "Catalan poetry"
  4. [adj]  relating to or denoting or characteristic of Catalonia or its inhabitants; "Catalan independence movement"
 See Also: Latinian language, Romance, Romance language, Spaniard



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cat"a*lan\, a.
Of or pertaining to Catalonia. -- n. A native or inhabitant
of Catalonia; also, the language of Catalonia.

{Catalan furnace}, {Catalan forge} (Metal.), a kind of
   furnace for producing wrought iron directly from the ore.
   It was formerly much used, esp. in Catalonia, and is still
   used in some parts of the United States and elsewhere.