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Pama-Nyungan Tweet Definition of Pama-Nyungan Like Definition of Pama-Nyungan on Facebook
  1. the most widespread family of Australian Aboriginal languages, including Pitjantjatjara and Warlpiri.
Papago Tweet Definition of Papago Like Definition of Papago on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. former name of a Uto-Aztecan people of southern Arizona and Sonora in northern Mexico. Today they are known as the O'odham ("the People").
Papiamento Tweet Definition of Papiamento Like Definition of Papiamento on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A creole language based on Portuguese, spoken in the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba.
pariah Tweet Definition of pariah Like Definition of pariah on Facebook
  1. An outcast
  2. A demographic group, species, or community that is generally despised.
  3. Someone in exile
Parthian Tweet Definition of Parthian Like Definition of Parthian on Facebook
  1. A native or inhabitant of Parthia.
  2. The language spoken in Parthia.
  1. Relating to Parthia.
  2. Delivered as if in retreat.
''A shot.
Pashto Tweet Definition of Pashto Like Definition of Pashto on Facebook
  1. Official language of Afghanistan.
Passamaquoddy Tweet Definition of Passamaquoddy Like Definition of Passamaquoddy on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. an Algonquian people of Maine (U.S.) and New Brunswick (Canada).
  2. the Passamaquoddy language belongs to the w:Algonquian languages, Eastern Algonquian group of the large w:Algic languages, Algic language family. There are about 1,500 speakers remaining in Maine and New Brunswick. It is mutually intelligible with neighboring Maliseet.
Pekingese Tweet Definition of Pekingese Like Definition of Pekingese on Facebook
  1. A small toy dog from China
proper noun 
  1. a native or inhabitant of Peking
Pennsylvania Dutch Tweet Definition of Pennsylvania Dutch Like Definition of Pennsylvania Dutch on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The Amish; those people of German origin who settled in the Pennsylvania area prior to 1800.
  2. Their language.
Permic Tweet Definition of Permic Like Definition of Permic on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A group of Finnic languages spoken in the northwest Urals, including Komi and Udmurt.
Persian Tweet Definition of Persian Like Definition of Persian on Facebook
  1. A member of the main ethnic group of Iran.
  2. A breed of cat.
  3. A pastry local to the w:Thunder_Bay%2C_Ontario, Thunder Bay region in Canada often compared to either a cinnamon bun or a donut topped with pink icing.
proper noun 
  1. A group of very similar languages spoken primarily in Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan.
  1. Of, from, or pertaining to Persia.
  2. Of or pertaining to the Persian people.
  3. Of or pertaining to the Persian language.
philippine Tweet Definition of philippine Like Definition of philippine on Facebook
  1. Filipino.
Phoenician Tweet Definition of Phoenician Like Definition of Phoenician on Facebook
  1. (historical) An inhabitant of Phoenicia (a country located on the shores of North Africa and the eastern Mediterranean Sea around the year 1000 BCE).
    1. An inhabitant of Phoenix, Arizona.
    • 2007 28 July"3 August, "Phoenix: Into the ashes: A city that once won prizes is now a crime-ridden mess", in w:The Economist, The Economist, The Economist Newspaper Ltd, ISSN 0013-0613, volume 384, number 8539, page 33,
    • :Locals also moan that Phoenicians are becoming more antisocial.
proper noun 
  1. The Semitic language spoken by the inhabitants of Phoenicia.
  1. Of, from, or related to the country or civilisation of Phoenicia.
Phrygian Tweet Definition of Phrygian Like Definition of Phrygian on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. an inhabitant or native of Phrygia
  2. the language of such people
  1. of or relating to Phrygia or its people, language or culture
PIE Tweet Definition of PIE Like Definition of PIE on Facebook
  1. (linguistics) Proto-Indo-European (the protolanguage of most modern European and Indic languages)
Plattdeutsch Tweet Definition of Plattdeutsch Like Definition of Plattdeutsch on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Low German
Polari Tweet Definition of Polari Like Definition of Polari on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A cant used by the homosexual community in Britain, in the London fishmarkets, and in the theatre, attested since at least the 19th century and popularised in the 1950s and 1960s by the camp characters Julian and Sandy in the popular w:BBC, BBC radio show Round the Horne.
  2. A cant used by the Romani people in the theatre, fairgrounds, and circuses of Britain.
Polish Tweet Definition of Polish Like Definition of Polish on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The language spoken in Poland.
  1. Of, from or native to Poland, or relating to Polish (the language).
Polynesian Tweet Definition of Polynesian Like Definition of Polynesian on Facebook
noun (plural: Polynesians)
  1. A person from Polynesia.
  2. A language group spoken by these people.
  1. Of, from, or pertaining to Polynesia.
Portuguese Tweet Definition of Portuguese Like Definition of Portuguese on Facebook
  1. Individual born in Portugal.
proper noun 
  1. Official language of w:Portugal, Portugal, w:Angola, Angola, w:Mozambique, Moí§ambique (Mozambique), w:Sí£o Tomé and Prí­ncipe, Sí£o Tomé e Prí­ncipe (Sí£o Tomé and Prí­ncipe), w:Guinea-Bissau, Guiné Bissau (Guinea-Bissau), w:Cabo Verde, Cabo Verde (Cape Verde), w:Timor Leste, Timor Leste (East Timor) and w:Brazil, Brasil (Brazil).
  1. Of, from, or pertaining to Portugal.
Potawatomi Tweet Definition of Potawatomi Like Definition of Potawatomi on Facebook
  1. A Native-American people of the upper Mississippi River region.
  2. The Algonquian language spoken by the Potawatomi people.
Proto-Germanic Tweet Definition of Proto-Germanic Like Definition of Proto-Germanic on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Hypothetical prehistoric ancestor of all Germanic languages, including English.
Proto-Indo-European Tweet Definition of Proto-Indo-European Like Definition of Proto-Indo-European on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (context, linguistics, uncountable) The hypothetical ancestor language or protolanguage of most European and Indian languages.
  2. (context, anthropology, countable) A person who spoke the Proto-Indo-European language.
  1. (context, linguistics, anthropology) Of or pertaining to the Proto-Indo-European language, or the people who spoke it.
Provencal Tweet Definition of Provencal Like Definition of Provencal on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. anglicised spelling of Provení§al
  1. anglicised spelling of Provení§al
Prussian Tweet Definition of Prussian Like Definition of Prussian on Facebook
  1. A person from the geographic region of Prussia.
  2. (historical) A citizen of the German state of Prussia.
  3. A person descended ethnically from the Baltic people of Prussia.
  4. A person descended ethnically from the Germans who later settled in Prussia.
The Junkers were the stereotypical Prussians.
proper noun 
  1. The Prussian language; see Old Prussian and New Prussian.
  1. Of, from, or pertaining to Prussia.
pueblo Tweet Definition of pueblo Like Definition of pueblo on Facebook
  1. A communal building erected by certain Indian tribes of Arizona and New Mexico. It is often of large size and is usually built either of stone or adobe.
Punic Tweet Definition of Punic Like Definition of Punic on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The language of Carthage.
  1. Of or relating to ancient Carthage, its inhabitants, or their language.
  2. perfidious, treacherous, faithless
Punjabi Tweet Definition of Punjabi Like Definition of Punjabi on Facebook
  1. Language spoken in Northern India and Eastern Pakistan
  2. Resident of or immigrant from the Punjab (often, loosely, "Sikh")
  1. Of, pertaining to, descended from the people or culture of the Punjab, or written in the Punjabi language

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