Libyan

noun
Lib·​y·​an | \ ˈli-bē-ən How to pronounce Libyan (audio) \

Definition of Libyan

1 : a native or inhabitant of Libya
2 : a language of ancient North Africa probably ancestral to Berber dialects

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Libyan adjective

First Known Use of Libyan

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Libyan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Libyan. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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