Romanian

noun
Ro·​ma·​nian | \ ru̇-ˈmā-nē-ən How to pronounce Romanian (audio) , rō-, -nyən \
variants: or less commonly or Roumanian \ ru̇-​ˈmā-​nē-​ən How to pronounce Romanian (audio) \

Definition of Romanian

1 : a native or inhabitant of Romania
2 : the Romance language of the Romanians

Other Words from Romanian

Romanian or less commonly Rumanian or Roumanian adjective

First Known Use of Romanian

1848, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Romanian was in 1848

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“Romanian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Romanian. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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