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Babylonian Tweet Definition of Babylonian Like Definition of Babylonian on Facebook
noun 
  1. An inhabitant of Babylonia (which included Chaldea); a Chaldean.
  2. An astrologer; so called because the Chaldeans were remarkable for the study of astrology.
proper noun 
  1. The extinct Akkadian language.
adjective 
  1. Of or pertaining to the real or to the mystical Babylon, or to the ancient kingdom of Babylonia; Chaldean.
     
Balinese Tweet Definition of Balinese Like Definition of Balinese on Facebook
noun 
  1. The language of Bali
  2. A native or inhabitant of Bali
  3. A long-haired domestic cat breed. w:Balinese (cat), Wikipedia
adjective 
  1. Of, or relating to Bali, or its inhabitants, language etc.
     
Baltic Tweet Definition of Baltic Like Definition of Baltic on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. the Baltic language family
  2. the Balticum.
    • Thomas Malthus, Importation of Foreign Corn
    • : It appears from the evidence, that the corn from the is often very heavily taxed, and that this tax is generally raised in proportion to our necessities.
      1. the Baltic sea.
    • 1906 CE: Robert Barr, A Rock in the Baltic
    • : Well, you see, I was temporarily in command of the cruiser coming down the , and passing an island rock a few miles away, I thought it would be a good opportunity to test a new gun that had been put aboard when we left England. <!--
adjective 
  1. Of or pertaining to the w:Baltic region, Baltic region or the w:Baltic sea, Baltic sea.
  2. Of or pertaining to any of the w:Baltic languages, Baltic languages.
    • 1918 CE: Charles E. Bennett, New Latin Grammar
    • : The division of the group embraces the Lithuanian and Lettic.
      1. Of or pertaining to the Balt, Balts (the Baltic people, peoples).
     
Bambara Tweet Definition of Bambara Like Definition of Bambara on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A language spoken in Mali by as many as six million people. Fewer numbers of people speak or understand the language, or dialects of it, in Burkina Faso, Cí´te d'Ivoire, and Gambia.
     
bannock Tweet Definition of bannock Like Definition of bannock on Facebook
noun (bannocks)
  1. An unleavened bread made with oatmeal in Scotland, and with cornmeal or wheat flour in Canada, baked in a pan.
     
Bantu Tweet Definition of Bantu Like Definition of Bantu on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Bantu is a language family that belongs to the Niger-Congo group. Bantu languages are spoken in much of Sub-Saharan Africa.
  2. General term for African ethnic groups speaking a Bantu language.
  3. (South African: unacceptable/derogatory) A black South African.
     
Bashkir Tweet Definition of Bashkir Like Definition of Bashkir on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A Turkic ethnic group that lives mostly in the Russian republic of Bashkortostan.
  2. A Turkic language with many dialects, spoken in parts of Russia, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan.
     
Basque Tweet Definition of Basque Like Definition of Basque on Facebook
noun 
  1. A member of a people living in the western Pyrenees and the Bay of Biscay in France and Spain.
proper noun 
  1. The language of the Basque people.
adjective 
  1. Relative to the Basque people or their language.
     
Bavarian Tweet Definition of Bavarian Like Definition of Bavarian on Facebook
noun 
  1. A German dialect spoken in Bavaria (a state of southern West Germany) and Austria, which varies considerably across different regions.
adjective 
  1. Of or pertaining to Bavaria.
     
bedouin Tweet Definition of bedouin Like Definition of bedouin on Facebook
noun 
  1. A generic name for a desert-dweller; a term generally applied to Arab nomadic groups
     
Beja Tweet Definition of Beja Like Definition of Beja on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An ethnic group found along the Horn of Africa.
  2. The language of the afore mentioned people.
     
Bemba Tweet Definition of Bemba Like Definition of Bemba on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. a member of an African tribe inhabiting parts of Zambia, Zaire, Tanzania and Malawi
  2. the language of these people
     
Bengali Tweet Definition of Bengali Like Definition of Bengali on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Language spoken in Bangladesh and the states of Tripura and West Bengal, India.
     
Berber Tweet Definition of Berber Like Definition of Berber on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An ethnic group indigenous to northwest Africa.
  2. A group of closely related Afroasiatic languages spoken in northern Africa, particularly Morocco and Algeria.
adjective 
  1. Of the Berber people, their culture, or their language.
     
Bhili Tweet Definition of Bhili Like Definition of Bhili on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A Central Indo-Aryan language spoken in west-central India.
     
Biblical Latin Tweet Definition of Biblical Latin Like Definition of Biblical Latin on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Late Latin
     
Boer Tweet Definition of Boer Like Definition of Boer on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. South African of Dutch descent.
     
Bohemian Tweet Definition of Bohemian Like Definition of Bohemian on Facebook
noun 
  1. (context, countable) a native or resident of Bohemia
  2. (context, uncountable) the dialect of the Czech language spoken in Bohemia
  3. (context, countable, archaic) a Gypsy
adjective 
  1. of, or relating to Bohemia or its language.
     
boor Tweet Definition of boor Like Definition of boor on Facebook
noun 
  1. An uncultured person
  2. A peasant.
     
Breton Tweet Definition of Breton Like Definition of Breton on Facebook
proper noun (Bretons)
  1. A person from Brittany.
  2. A language of w:Brittany, Brittany.
adjective 
  1. Of or pertaining to Brittany.
     
British Tweet Definition of British Like Definition of British on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The citizens or inhabitants of Britain.
  2. (colloquial) The citizens or inhabitants of the UK.
  3. (context, history) The ancient inhabitants of the southern part of Britain, also called Ancient Britons.
  4. The British English language.
adjective 
  1. of Britain
  2. (colloquial) of the UK
  3. (context, history) of the ancient inhabitants of the southern part of Britain. Also Brythonic.
     
British English Tweet Definition of British English Like Definition of British English on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The English language as written and spoken in the United Kingdom.
category:Dialects      
Britisher Tweet Definition of Britisher Like Definition of Britisher on Facebook
noun 
  1. A British subject, usually as opposed to an American.
     
Briton Tweet Definition of Briton Like Definition of Briton on Facebook
noun 
  1. An inhabitant of Great Britain.
  2. A member of the British ethnic group.
  3. (historical) A Celtic inhabitant of southern Britain at the time of the Roman conquest.
     
Brythonic Tweet Definition of Brythonic Like Definition of Brythonic on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A Celtic language.
     
Bulgarian Tweet Definition of Bulgarian Like Definition of Bulgarian on Facebook
noun 
  1. native from Bulgaria.
proper noun 
  1. The official language of Bulgaria.
adjective 
  1. Relating to Bulgaria, its people or the Bulgarian language.
     
Burman Tweet Definition of Burman Like Definition of Burman on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A member of the principal, Burmese-speaking ethnic group of Myanmar, especially as distinguished from the Shan, Karen, and other minority peoples.
  2. A native or inhabitant of Myanmar; a Burmese.
adjective 
  1. Of or relating to the principal, Burmese-speaking ethnic group of Myanmar.
  2. Of or relating to Myanmar; Burmese.
     
Burmese Tweet Definition of Burmese Like Definition of Burmese on Facebook
noun 
  1. A person from Myanmar or of Burmese descent.
proper noun 
  1. The Sino-Tibetan official language of the country Myanmar. Also known as Myanmar (which is the name preferred by the country's current government).
  2. The script in which the Myanmar language is written. Also known as Myanmar.
adjective 
  1. Of, from, or pertaining to Burma (or Myanmar), the Burmese people or the Burmese language.
     
Burushaski Tweet Definition of Burushaski Like Definition of Burushaski on Facebook
noun 
  1. a language of NW Kashmir, not known to be related to any other language.
     
Bushman Tweet Definition of Bushman Like Definition of Bushman on Facebook
noun (pl=Bushmen)
  1. A member of a distinct ethnic group of nomadic people from southwest Africa.
  2. Any of the related Khoisan languages spoken by the San/Bushman peoples.
     
Byelorussian Tweet Definition of Byelorussian Like Definition of Byelorussian on Facebook
noun 
  1. (alternative spelling of, Belarusian)
proper noun 
  1. (alternative spelling of, Belarusian)
adjective 
  1. (alternative spelling of, Belarusian)
     

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