Libyan

noun

Lib·​y·​an ˈli-bē-ən How to pronounce Libyan (audio)
1
: a native or inhabitant of Libya
2
: a language of ancient North Africa probably ancestral to Berber dialects
Libyan adjective

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Libyan was in the 15th century

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“Libyan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Libyan. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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