Occitan

noun
Oc·​ci·​tan | \ˈäk-sə-ˌtan \

Definition of Occitan 

: a Romance language spoken in southern France

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Occitan adjective

First Known Use of Occitan

1958, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Occitan

French, from Medieval Latin occitanus, from Old Occitan oc yes (contrasted with Old French oïl yes) + Medieval Latin -itanus (perhaps as in aquitanus of Aquitaine)

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