Castilian

noun
Cas·​til·​ian | \ ka-ˈstil-yən How to pronounce Castilian (audio) \

Definition of Castilian

1 : a native or inhabitant of Castile broadly : spaniard
2a : the dialect of Castile
b : the official and literary language of Spain based on this dialect

Other Words from Castilian

Castilian adjective

First Known Use of Castilian

1566, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Castilian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Castilian. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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