Definition of Croatian

1. Noun. A member of the Slavic people living in Croatia.

Exact synonyms: Croat
Group relationships: Croatia, Hrvatska, Republic Of Croatia
Generic synonyms: Slav

2. Adjective. Of or relating to or characteristic of Croatia or its people or language. "Croatian villages"
Partainyms: Croatia
Derivative terms: Croatia

Definition of Croatian

1. a. Of or pertaining to Croatia.

Definition of Croatian

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to Croatia, the Croatian people or their language. ¹

2. Noun. An inhabitant of Croatia; a person of Croatian descent. ¹

3. Proper noun. A standardized variety of Serbo-Croatian, a South Slavic language spoken in the Balkans. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Croatian

Cristobal Balenciaga
Cristobal Colon
Cristoforo Colombo
Crna Gora
Croatian (current term)
Croatian Sheepdog
Croatian Sheepdogs
Crocanthemum canadensei
Crocethia alba
Crock Pot
Crocodile River

Literary usage of Croatian

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H Warner (1902)
"... author of popular romances, sketches; and poems 29 386 CHRONOLOGICAL CONSPECTUS Croatian Literature presents the following names of particular note: ..."

2. War Crimes in Bosnia-Hercegovina by Helsinki Watch (Organization : U.S.), Helsinki Watch, Helsinki Watch (Organization : U.S., Ivana Nizich (1993)
"Despite Croatian government protests to the contrary, forces from the Republic ... Armed troops of the Croatian Party of Rights, known as the Croatian Armed ..."

3. New Homes for Old by Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge (1921)
"NATIONAL Croatian ORGANIZATIONS The strongest societies among the Croatians are the National Croatian Society of 50000 members, and the Croatian League of ..."

4. Civil and Political Rights in Croatia by Ivana Nizich, Željka Markić, Jeri Laber (1995)
"Human Rights Watch/Helsinki is concerned that Croatian government authorities ... Having interviewed members of the Croatian Army, police and public in the ..."

5. The Universal Anthology: A Collection of the Best Literature, Ancient by Richard Garnett, Leon Vallée, Alois Brandl (1899)
"SERBO-Croatian. THE Slavs of Servia, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia, ... But the golden age of the Serbo-Croatian literature was from the ..."

6. Infant Mortality: Results of a Field Study in Johnstown, Pa., Based on by Emma Duke (1915)
"The men of the Serbo-Croatian group are fine looking and powerful and are ... They are divided into the groups "Croatian " and "Servian," on political and ..."

7. Excelsior by James Hamilton (1855)
"This portrait was always designated as " The Croatian Ancestor," and even the servants seemed to gaze upon it with a certain degree of awe. ..."

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