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Ladin Tweet Definition of Ladin Like Definition of Ladin on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A sub-dialect of the Indo-European Romance superfamily, spoken primarily in the southeastern region of w:Switzerland, Switzerland, the upper portion of w:Tyrol, Tyrol, and northern w:Italy, Italy.
     
Ladino Tweet Definition of Ladino Like Definition of Ladino on Facebook
noun 
  1. a person in Latin America that speaks Spanish and is "Westernized", and whose culture is a mixture of European Spanish and Native American decent, a mestizo.
proper noun 
  1. a Romance language, derived mainly from Old Castilian (Spanish) and Hebrew.
     
Lakota Tweet Definition of Lakota Like Definition of Lakota on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A Native American tribe, also known as the Sioux, now living primarily on the Rosebud, Pine Ridge, Lower Brule, Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Reservations.
  2. The language spoken by the Lakota.
     
Lao Tweet Definition of Lao Like Definition of Lao on Facebook
noun 
  1. A person from Laos or of Lao descent. The more common term is Laotian.
proper noun 
  1. The official language of Laos (closely related to Thai).
adjective 
  1. Of, from, or pertaining to Laos, the people or the language.
     
Laotian Tweet Definition of Laotian Like Definition of Laotian on Facebook
noun 
  1. A person from Laos or of Lao descent.
  2. The official language of Laos (closely related to Thai).
adjective 
  1. Of, from, or pertaining to Laos, the Laotian people or the Laotian language.
     
Late Latin Tweet Definition of Late Latin Like Definition of Late Latin on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The form of the Latin language used between the 3rd and 8th centuries; Biblical Latin.
(Latin variations)      
Latin Tweet Definition of Latin Like Definition of Latin on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (uncountable) The language of the ancient Romans; classical Latin.
  2. A person native to ancient Rome or its Empire.
  3. A person who is descended from the ancient Romans.
  4. A person whose native tongue is one descended from Latin, such as a Spaniard or Italian.
(Latin variations) adjective 
  1. Of or relating to Latium (modern Lazio), the region around Rome.
  2. Of or relating to the language spoken in ancient Rome.
  3. Of or relating to the script of the language spoken in ancient Rome and many modern alphabets.
  4. Of or relating to ancient Rome or its Empire.
  5. Of or relating to the customs and people descended from the ancient Romans and their Empire.
  6. Of or from Latin America or of Latin American culture.
     
Latvian Tweet Definition of Latvian Like Definition of Latvian on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A person from Latvia or of Latvian descent.
  2. The official language of Latvia.
adjective (no (compar) or (superl))
  1. Of, from, or pertaining to Latvia, the Latvian people or the Latvian language.
     
Lett Tweet Definition of Lett Like Definition of Lett on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Latvian
adjective 
  1. Latvian
     
Lettic Tweet Definition of Lettic Like Definition of Lettic on Facebook
adjective 
  1. Of or pertaining to the Latvian people or the Latvian language.
     
Lettish Tweet Definition of Lettish Like Definition of Lettish on Facebook
adjective 
  1. Of or pertaining to the Latvian people or the Latvian language.
     
Lezghian Tweet Definition of Lezghian Like Definition of Lezghian on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A language spoken by the Lezgin people who live in southern Dagestan and northern Azerbaijan.
  2. A person who belongs to this group.
     
Li Tweet Definition of Li Like Definition of Li on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A surname of Chinese origin, a variant of Lee (See: æ).
     
Libyan Tweet Definition of Libyan Like Definition of Libyan on Facebook
noun libyan
  1. A person from Libya or of Libyan descent.
    Translations
    • German: Libyer m, Libyerin f
adjective libyan
  1. Of, from, or pertaining to Libya, the Libyan people or the Libyan language.
    Translations
    • German: libysch
     
Lingala Tweet Definition of Lingala Like Definition of Lingala on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A Bantu language spoken throughout the northwestern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo-Kinshasa) and a large part of the Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville), as well as to some degree in Angola and the Central African Republic.
     
lingua franca Tweet Definition of lingua franca Like Definition of lingua franca on Facebook
noun (plural: see usage note)
  1. a language used by people of diverse speech to communicate with one another, often a basic form of speech with simplified grammar. Nowadays, this term mainly refers to the English language.
     
Lithuanian Tweet Definition of Lithuanian Like Definition of Lithuanian on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (uncountable) The main language of Lithuania.
  2. (countable) A person living in or coming from Lithuania.
adjective 
  1. Referring to or coming from Lithuania.
     
Low German Tweet Definition of Low German Like Definition of Low German on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (linguistics) Any of a number of West Germanic languages, primarily spoken in northern Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium, that did not undergo the w:High German consonant shift, High German consonant shift; the group thereof.
  2. (nonstandard) Any German dialect that is not the official standard.
  3. (nonstandard) Low Saxon.
     
lowland Tweet Definition of lowland Like Definition of lowland on Facebook
noun (Plural: lowlands)
  1. Area which is lower than surrounding areas.
    The region was prone to flooding during the rainy season.
     
Luganda Tweet Definition of Luganda Like Definition of Luganda on Facebook
noun 
  1. a language spoken mostly in Uganda
     
Luo Tweet Definition of Luo Like Definition of Luo on Facebook
noun 
  1. an ethnic group in southern Sudan, Kenya, and neighbouring countries.
  2. the Nilotic language spoken by this group, more properly known as Dhuluo or Dholuo.
  3. a Chinese surname: ç½ (LuÅ), æ´ (Luò).
     
Lusatian Tweet Definition of Lusatian Like Definition of Lusatian on Facebook
noun 
  1. The Slavic language spoken by the Lusatian people, closely related to Czech.
  2. A member of the Lusatian people.
adjective 
  1. Of or pertaining to the Lusatians.
     
Luxembourgian Tweet Definition of Luxembourgian Like Definition of Luxembourgian on Facebook
noun 
  1. A person from Luxembourg
adjective 
  1. of or pertaining to Luxembourg
     
Lycian Tweet Definition of Lycian Like Definition of Lycian on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A native or inhabitant of ancient Lycia.
  2. An extinct Indo-European language in the Anatolian group.
adjective 
  1. of, or relating to Lycia, or its people, language or culture
     

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