Rumelian

adjective
Ru·​me·​lian
variants: or Roumelian \ (ˈ)rü¦mēlēən , -​lyən \

Definition of Rumelian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of, relating to, or characteristic of Rumelia, former European division of the Turkish Empire
2 : of, relating to, or characteristic of the people of Rumelia

Rumelian

noun
variants: or Roumelian \ " \
plural -s

Definition of Rumelian (Entry 2 of 2)

: a native or inhabitant of Rumelia

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First Known Use of Rumelian

Adjective

1756, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1767, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Rumelian

Adjective

Rumelia, former division of the Turkish empire that included Albania, Macedonia, and Thrace + English -an

Noun

Rumelia + -an (noun suffix)

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

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