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Haitian Creole Tweet Definition of Haitian Creole Like Definition of Haitian Creole on Facebook
noun
  1. A language spoken in Haiti; developed first as a creole based on French and several West African languages.
Hamitic Tweet Definition of Hamitic Like Definition of Hamitic on Facebook
noun
  1. A group of languages spoken in Egypt and neighbouring countries
adjective
  1. of or pertaining to the Hamites or to the Hamitic languages
Han Tweet Definition of Han Like Definition of Han on Facebook
proper noun
  1. the ancient dynasty in the mainland China, dated 206 B.C. - A.D. 220 around the Parthian times, and marked by the stable feudal system, and the fusion of Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism.
  2. the Chinese population and culture, as distinguished from the surroundings, especially in ancient times.
Hausa Tweet Definition of Hausa Like Definition of Hausa on Facebook
noun
  1. A Moslem people living in Nigeria and part of Niger.
  2. The Chadic language spoken by these people.
Hawaiian Tweet Definition of Hawaiian Like Definition of Hawaiian on Facebook
noun
  1. A descendant of the peoples inhabiting the Hawaiian islands prior to European contact.
  2. The Wiktionary:Hawaiian index, Hawaiian language.
  3. A resident of the U.S. state of Hawaii.
adjective
  1. (of a person) descend, Descended from the peoples inhabiting the Hawaiian islands prior to European contact.
  2. Of or having to do with the Hawaiian race, culture, or language.
  3. Of or having to do with the culture of the U.S. state of Hawaii.
  4. Of or having to do with a resident of the U.S. state of Hawaii.
Heb. Tweet Definition of Heb. Like Definition of Heb. on Facebook
abbreviation (infl, en, abbreviation)
  1. (biblical) An abbreviation used for the book of Hebrews, an epistle in the New Testament of the Bible.
Hebrew Tweet Definition of Hebrew Like Definition of Hebrew on Facebook
noun
  1. (countable) a member or descendant of a Semite, Semitic people claiming descent from Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
  2. (countable) a descendant of the biblical Patriarch Eber.
  3. (uncountable) the language of the Hebrew people, ISO 639 code he.
adjective
  1. of or pertaining to the Hebrew people or language.
Hellene Tweet Definition of Hellene Like Definition of Hellene on Facebook
noun
  1. An inhabitant, resident, or a person of descent from Hellas, "Greece".
  2. Another word for Hellen.
Hellenic Tweet Definition of Hellenic Like Definition of Hellenic on Facebook
noun
  1. The Greek language and its dialects from the earliest records (Linear B inscriptions, about 1600-1300 BCE) to the present Modern Greek.
adjective
  1. Of or relating to the ancient Greek culture and civilization before the Hellenistic period.
  2. Of or relating to Hellas (Greece) or the Hellenes (Greeks).
Hibernian Tweet Definition of Hibernian Like Definition of Hibernian on Facebook
noun
  1. An Irish person.
  2. A Football club based in Edinburgh Scotland
adjective
  1. Of or pertaining to Ireland; Irish.
Hiberno-English Tweet Definition of Hiberno-English Like Definition of Hiberno-English on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The language of everyday use in Ireland. It is a macaronic dialect, a mixture of Irish and English, sometimes in the same word:
For example: boyeen. category:Regional English
category:Dialects
High German Tweet Definition of High German Like Definition of High German on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The form of the German language spoken in most of Germany, Austria and part of Switzerland, where it is also an official language.
Highlander Tweet Definition of Highlander Like Definition of Highlander on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Someone from the Highlands, usually the w:Scottish Highlands, Highlands of Scotland.
hind Tweet Definition of hind Like Definition of hind on Facebook
noun
  1. A female deer, especially a red deer at least two years old.
adjective (hinder, hindmost)
  1. Located at the rear.
Hindi Tweet Definition of Hindi Like Definition of Hindi on Facebook
noun
  1. A language spoken in the Northern States of India. Also spoken in Fiji, Guyana and as a second language by Indians in many other countries. The word Hindi is borrowed from Persian into other languages.
adjective
  1. Of or relating to the Hindi language.
Hindustani Tweet Definition of Hindustani Like Definition of Hindustani on Facebook
proper noun (Hindustanis)
  1. (dated) A person from India (historically the entire Indian subcontinent).
  2. An informal (colloquial) language made by blending of Hindi and Urdu languages.
adjective
  1. (dated) Related to India, or historically the entire Indian subcontinent.
Hispanic Tweet Definition of Hispanic Like Definition of Hispanic on Facebook
noun
  1. A Spanish-speaking person.
  2. A person residing in the United States of Latin American or Spanish descent, generally but not always exclusive of Brazilians.
adjective
  1. Of or related to Spain
  2. Pertaining to a Spanish-speaking people or culture, as in Latin America.
Houses in New Mexico, California and Florida exhibit a strong architectural influence.
  1. (context, historical) Of or pertaining to the Iberian peninsula, its people, its culture or its languages.
Hispano Tweet Definition of Hispano Like Definition of Hispano on Facebook
noun
  1. (slang) A Hispanic, a person of Spanish descent.
There are many famous Hispanos in the music world.
Hispanos are quickly becoming the largest minority in the United States.
  1. A person from Spain.
adjective
  1. of Spanish descent
Hittite Tweet Definition of Hittite Like Definition of Hittite on Facebook
noun
  1. (countable) a person of the Hittite Kingdom.
  2. (uncountable) the Hittite language.
adjective
  1. Of or relating to the Hittite people.
  2. Of or relating to the Hittite language which is derived from Proto-Indo-European.
  3. Of or relating to the Hittite Kingdom, located in central Anatolia (modern Turkey), that flourished from about 1800 to 1400 BCE.
Hopi Tweet Definition of Hopi Like Definition of Hopi on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A tribe of North American natives.
  2. The Uto-Aztecan language spoken by this North American native American tribe.
Hottentot Tweet Definition of Hottentot Like Definition of Hottentot on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A member of the Khoi group of peoples.
  2. The Language of the Khoi remarkable for its clicks.
  3. Any of several fish of the species Pachymetopon
  • The origional Webster's Definition is amazingly crass and is included for interest. "one of a degraded and savage race of South Africa, with yellowish brown complection, high cheek bones and wooly hair growing in tufts". Webster's International Dictionary 1902.
  • Lady Ann Barnard: Letters and Journals: 1798-1801 "I was told that the Hottentots were uncommonly ugly and disgusting, but I do not think them so bad. Their features are small and their cheekbones immense, but they have a kind expression and countenance."
    • George Bernard Shaw: Pygmalion: 1948: "I have tried her with every sort of sound that a human being can make...Hottentot clicks, things it took me years to get hold of."
Hungarian Tweet Definition of Hungarian Like Definition of Hungarian on Facebook
noun
  1. A person from present-day Hungary or of ethnic Hungarian descent.
  2. A person from the former Kingdom of Hungary, during the Austro-Hungarian Empire, regardless of that person's ethnicity.
proper noun
  1. The main language of Hungary.
adjective
  1. Of, from, or pertaining to present-day Hungary, the ethnic Hungarian people or the Hungarian language.
  2. Of, from, or pertaining to the Kingdom of Hungary, during the days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, regardless of ethnicity.
Hurrian Tweet Definition of Hurrian Like Definition of Hurrian on Facebook
noun
  1. a member of this people
proper noun
  1. a people who once lived in northern Mesopotamia; the Khurrites
  2. the language of this people
(wikipedia, Hurrians)      
hyperborean Tweet Definition of hyperborean Like Definition of hyperborean on Facebook
noun
  1. one of a race of people in Greek mythology living in the extreme north, beyond the north wind
  2. (context, usually, jocular) any person living in a northern country, or to the north
adjective
  1. pertaining to the extreme north of the earth, or (usually jocular) to a specific northern country or area
  • 1922: "You could have knelt down, damn it, Kinch, when your dying mother asked you, Buck Mulligan said. I"m as much as you. But to think of your mother begging you with her last breath to kneel down and pray for her. And you refused. " James Joyce, Ulysses

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