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Cajun Tweet Definition of Cajun Like Definition of Cajun on Facebook
noun 
  1. A member of an ethnic group of Acadian French origin, primarily living in Southern Louisiana.
adjective 
  1. Relating to the Cajun people or their culture.
  2. Of spicy food prepared in the style of the Cajun people.
     
Cambodian Tweet Definition of Cambodian Like Definition of Cambodian on Facebook
noun 
  1. A person from Cambodia or of Cambodian descent.
proper noun 
  1. the language of the Cambodian people.
adjective 
  1. Of, from, or pertaining to Cambodia, the Cambodian people, or the Khmer language.
     
Cantonese Tweet Definition of Cantonese Like Definition of Cantonese on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An inhabitant of Canton; a person of Canton descent.
  2. A Chinese language mainly spoken in the south-eastern part of Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, by the Chinese minorities in Southeast Asia and by many overseas Chinese worldwide.
adjective 
  1. Relating to Canton.
     
Carib Tweet Definition of Carib Like Definition of Carib on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A group of American Indian people of the coast of Central America, Central and South America and the Lesser Antilles.
  2. Any of the languages of these people.
     
Caribbean Tweet Definition of Caribbean Like Definition of Caribbean on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The Caribbean Sea
  2. The country, countries that occupy the region of the western Atlantic bounded by South America, Central America, and the islands of the West Indies (such as Cuba and Hispaniola)
adjective 
  1. Pertaining to the sea and region of the western Atlantic bounded by South America, Central America, and the islands of the West Indies (such as Cuba and Hispaniola).
     
Castilian Tweet Definition of Castilian Like Definition of Castilian on Facebook
noun 
  1. The main and official language of w:Spain, Spain.
  2. A native of Castile.
adjective 
  1. of Castile
     
Catalan Tweet Definition of Catalan Like Definition of Catalan on Facebook
proper noun (Catalans)
  1. (uncountable) The language of w:Catalonia, Catalonia, an autonomous region in the northeast of Spain. It is also spoken in the w:Valencia, Valencian autonomous region where the language is officially named Valencií , the w:Balearic Islands, Balearic Islands, w:Andorra, Andorra, w:Roussillon, Roussillon in w:France, France and the w:Sardinia, Sardinian city of w:Alghero, Alghero.
  2. (countable) Person from or inhabitant of w:Catalonia, Catalonia.
adjective 
  1. Of or pertaining to Catalonia.
     
Caucasian Tweet Definition of Caucasian Like Definition of Caucasian on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (context, anthropology, archaic) a member of the Caucasian racial classification.
  2. a native or inhabitant of the Caucasus.
  3. (linguistics) a group of languages spoken in the Caucasus area.
  4. (bartending) a humourous name for the White Russian, a cocktail consisting of coffee liqueur, vodka, and milk. Apparently originated with the 1998 film w:The Big Lebowski, The Big Lebowski.
adjective (wikipediaAlt, Caucasian race)
  1. (context, anthropology, archaic) of a human racial classification; including people who originate from Europe and a portion of people who originate from Northern Africa, Western Asia and parts of Central Asia and South Asia having usually straight or wavy hair similar phenotypical features and very light to yellowish pigmented skin.
  2. of, or relating to the Caucasus region or its people, languages and culture.
     
Cayuse Tweet Definition of Cayuse Like Definition of Cayuse on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. a native American tribe from Oregon
     
Celtic Tweet Definition of Celtic Like Definition of Celtic on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A branch of the Indo-European languages that was spread widely over western and central Europe in the pre-Christian era.
adjective 
  1. Of the Celts; Of the style of the Celts
     
Chad Tweet Definition of Chad Like Definition of Chad on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A country in Central Africa. Official name: Republic of Chad.
  2. (given name, male) from Old English Ceadda, a seventh century saint.
     
Chaldean Tweet Definition of Chaldean Like Definition of Chaldean on Facebook
noun 
  1. A native of Chaldea; a Chaldee.
  2. A member of the Chaldean Catholic Church, a uniate church of the Roman Catholic Church.
  3. The Khaldi, an ancient people of the Caucasus; or, an Urartian.
  4. (context, Bible) A diviner or astrologer.
adjective 
  1. Of or pertaining to Chaldea specifically, or ancient Babylonia in general.
     
Chechen Tweet Definition of Chechen Like Definition of Chechen on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A North-Central Caucasian language spoken in Chechnya.
     
Cherokee Tweet Definition of Cherokee Like Definition of Cherokee on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An indigenous North American people.
  2. Iroquoian language spoken in Oklahoma and North Carolina in North America.
  3. syllabary for the Cherokee language invented by Sequoyah.
     
Cheyenne Tweet Definition of Cheyenne Like Definition of Cheyenne on Facebook
proper noun (plural: or Cheyennes)
  1. A member of the Cheyenne tribe.
  2. A western member of the w:Algonquian languages, Algonquian branch of the w:Algic languages, Algic language family. Cheyenne is spoken in Oklahoma and on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in Montana. There are currently (2005) approximately 1,200 Cheyenne-speakers in Montana and 500 in Oklahoma.
  3. The capital of the State of Wyoming.
  4. (given name, female or male) of modern American usage.
     
Chicano Tweet Definition of Chicano Like Definition of Chicano on Facebook
noun 
  1. (context, chiefly, US) A Chicano person.
adjective 
  1. (context, chiefly, US, of a person) American but of Mexican descent, especially if conscious of one's political identity in the U.S. body politic.
  2. (rfv-sense) (context, of a person) identify, Identifying with the mixed-raced heritage of Old World and New World.
  3. Of or pertaining to Chicano people.
     
Chichewa Tweet Definition of Chichewa Like Definition of Chichewa on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The Bantu language of the Cheŵa tribe belonging to the Bantu linguistic family and one of Malawi's national tongues promoted as the country's lingua franca.
     
Chickasaw Tweet Definition of Chickasaw Like Definition of Chickasaw on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A Native American tribe now largely concentrated in southeastern Oklahoma.
  2. The Muskogean language of the Chickasaw nation (the native word is chikashsha).
     
Chinese Tweet Definition of Chinese Like Definition of Chinese on Facebook
noun (Chinese, -)
  1. (uncountable) The class of Sino-Tibetan dialects including Mandarin, Wu, Cantonese, Min Nan and others. Abbreviation: Chin or Chin.
  2. (rfv-sense)(uncountable) The logographic writing system shared by this language family.
  • Hong Kong uses traditional .
    1. (uncountable) Mandarin, the main language spoken in China.
    2. (used as a plural and always preceded by the) The people of China.
  • The Chinese have an incredible history.
    1. (countable) A person born in China.
  • The place was empty till two walked in.
    1. (context, UK, countable, informal) A Chinese meal.
  • We're going out tonight for a .
    1. (context, US, uncountable, informal) Chinese food.
  • Do you care for tonight?
  • adjective 
    1. Of China, its languages or people
    2. Unexpected, as used in the phrases Chinese whispers, Chinese burn, Chinese auction.
         
    Chinook Tweet Definition of Chinook Like Definition of Chinook on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. (uncountable) A Native American language of the Penutian family of Oregon and Washington.
         
    Chippewa Tweet Definition of Chippewa Like Definition of Chippewa on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. is the official name in the U.S. Government for the Ojibwe nation and their w:Algonquian languages, Algonquian language. Most of the people reside in Canada, where they are called Ojibwe. Their name for themselves is Anishinaabe.
         
    Chiricahua Tweet Definition of Chiricahua Like Definition of Chiricahua on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. A Native American tribe.
    2. The language these people speak.
         
    Choctaw Tweet Definition of Choctaw Like Definition of Choctaw on Facebook
    noun 
    1. A person of Choctaw heritage
    proper noun 
    1. A Native American tribe
    2. The language of the Choctaw tribe
    adjective 
    1. Relating to the Choctaw tribe or its language.
         
    Chumash Tweet Definition of Chumash Like Definition of Chumash on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. a native American tribe of southern California.
         
    Chuvash Tweet Definition of Chuvash Like Definition of Chuvash on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. an agglutinative language of the Bolgar branch of the Turkic language family and is spoken west of the Ural mountains in central Russia. Chuvash is the native language of the people and an official language of Chuvashia. It is spoken by about two million people.
         
    Classical Greek Tweet Definition of Classical Greek Like Definition of Classical Greek on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. The form of Ancient Greek language used during the classical period of Greek literature: approximately 600 to 300 BC. The language of the poets and philosophers: w:Aeschylus, Aeschylus, w:Sophocles, Sophocles, w:Euripides, Euripides, w:Aristophanes, Aristophanes, w:Thucydides, Thucydides, w:Aristotle, Aristotle, etc.
         
    Classical Latin Tweet Definition of Classical Latin Like Definition of Classical Latin on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. The Latin language as spoken and written in formal speeches, literature, the arts, etc., by the ancient Romans.
         
    Classical Sanskrit Tweet Definition of Classical Sanskrit Like Definition of Classical Sanskrit on Facebook
    proper noun classical, Classical Sanskrit
    1. A codified form of Sanskrit spoken in ancient India.
         
    Cockney Tweet Definition of Cockney Like Definition of Cockney on Facebook
    proper noun (Cockneys)
    1. A native of the East End of London. To be considered a true Cockney, one must be born within the sound of Bow Bells, St Mary-le-Bow church in the City of London.
    2. The dialect or accent of such natives.
    adjective 
    1. From the East End of London.
         
    Congo Tweet Definition of Congo Like Definition of Congo on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. Country in Central Africa with Brazzaville as capital. Official name: Republic of the Congo.
    2. Country in Central Africa with Kinshasa as capital (formerly Zaire). Official name: Democratic Republic of the Congo.
    3. (rivers) A large river in Africa which flows for about 4,380 km (2,720 miles) to the Atlantic Ocean in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
         
    Congolese Tweet Definition of Congolese Like Definition of Congolese on Facebook
    noun 
    1. A person from the Republic of Congo.
    2. A person from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
    adjective 
    1. Of, from, or pertaining to the Republic of Congo, its people or language.
    2. Of, from, or pertaining to the Democratic Republic of Congo, its people or language.
         
    coos Tweet Definition of coos Like Definition of coos on Facebook
    verb 
    1. (third-person singular of, coo)
         
    Cornish Tweet Definition of Cornish Like Definition of Cornish on Facebook
    noun 
    1. The Celtic language of Cornwall, related to Welsh and Breton.
    There is a movement to revive Cornish.
    adjective (no comparative or superlative forms)
    1. Of or pertaining to Cornwall, a county of southwest England.
    2. Native to Cornwall.
         
    Cossack Tweet Definition of Cossack Like Definition of Cossack on Facebook
    proper noun (Plural: Cossacks)
    1. A person of Eastern Europe and the adjacent parts of Asia, that eventually settled in parts of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union, particularly in areas now comprising southern Russia and Ukraine.
    2. A member of a Cossack military unit (typically cavalry)
         
    Cree Tweet Definition of Cree Like Definition of Cree on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. An aboriginal nation of North America.
    2. Any of a group of Algonquian languages spoken by this people.
         
    Creek Tweet Definition of Creek Like Definition of Creek on Facebook
    noun 
    1. a native American tribe from the Southeastern United States
    2. the language of the Creek tribe
    adjective 
    1. of or pertaining to the Creek tribe
    The chieftain was well versed in history.
         
    Creole Tweet Definition of Creole Like Definition of Creole on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. A French-African ethnic group in Louisiana.
    2. A member of this ethnic group.
         
    Croat Tweet Definition of Croat Like Definition of Croat on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. A citizen of Croatia or a person with Croatian origins
    adjective 
    1. from Croatia
         
    Croatian Tweet Definition of Croatian Like Definition of Croatian on Facebook
    noun 
    1. An inhabitant of Croatia; a person of Croatian descent.
    proper noun 
    1. A South Slavic language spoken in the Balkans.
    adjective 
    1. Of or pertaining to Croatia, the Croatian people or their language.
         
    Cuna Tweet Definition of Cuna Like Definition of Cuna on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. An indigenous groups of Panama and Colombia
    2. The language of the Cuna people
         
    Cypriot Tweet Definition of Cypriot Like Definition of Cypriot on Facebook
    noun 
    1. A person from Cyprus.
    adjective 
    1. Of, from, or relating to Cyprus.
         
    Czech Tweet Definition of Czech Like Definition of Czech on Facebook
    noun 
    1. A person from the Czech Republic (Czechia) or of Czech descent.
    proper noun 
    1. A Slavic language primarily spoken in the Czech Republic.
    adjective 
    1. Of, from, or pertaining to the Czech Republic, the Czech people or the Czech language.
         

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