Meaning of Slovenian in English:


Pronunciation /sləˈviːnɪən/

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  • 1A native or inhabitant of Slovenia, or a person of Slovene descent.

    ‘The other recognized minorities are Slovaks, Croatians, Serbians, Romanians, Slovenians, Germans, Greeks, Ukrainians and Armenians.’
    • ‘Other groups include Germans, Gypsies, Romanians, Slovenians, and Turks.’
    • ‘They are closely followed by the Irish, while rural Slovenians, French and Italians are the least optimistic.’
    • ‘Unlike the Italians and Irish, for instance, most Finns and Slovenians chose not to demonstrate American patriotism at public celebrations, and their choice not to participate drew little overt criticism.’
    • ‘In Cleveland, the city with the largest number of Slovenians in America, Slovenians have long served as ward leaders, council members, and heads of various branches of municipal government.’
    • ‘A group of Latinos gathered in a lakefront park in DePue, which was once a port of entry for immigrants including Slovenians, Italians and Irish, and talked about some tensions with residents of European descent.’
    • ‘The vast majority of Czechs, Slovaks and Slovenians will stay at home anyway, but we will also benefit from closer involvement with them.’
    • ‘The Hungarians, Poles, Slovaks and Slovenians all kept a diplomatic silence, wishing Ireland well in the second attempt to allow them into the EU.’
    • ‘Until 1918 the U.S. Immigration Service counted Croatians from Dalmatia, Bosnia, and Herzegovina separately from other Croatians, who were classified as Slovenians.’
    • ‘Czechs, Poles and Slovenians are also expected to return to holidaying in Bulgaria.’
    • ‘Listing the nationalities of the Spurs roster is like the start of a bad joke: ‘Two Slovenians, an Argentine and a Frenchman walk into a bar.’’
    • ‘The young, aggressive Italians then decided to play with the Slovenians.’
    • ‘However, a young Slovenian woman added that many Americans believe that the rest of the world envies Americans, but this is untrue.’
    • ‘Three days ago I felt that the Kazakhstan team and not the Slovenians or ourselves would decide the outcome of this race and that is the way it is working out.’
    • ‘Fragmented and plotless, the novel concerns a group of Slovenians - scientists, artists, a few barely distinguishable handsome young men - all connected through their sexual encounters.’
    • ‘I saw the foreign minister of Slovenia today, and he said they are prepared to send some Slovenians over there - not to take full responsibility, but to participate.’
    • ‘Apparently Slovenians are celebrating as part of the carnival season, and no one - except the convoy - is driving on the main roads.’
    • ‘The Slovenians are a chic people and tourist facilities within the country are certainly on a par with, if not better than, those available throughout the rest of Europe.’
    • ‘When the Slovenians are not arguing with each other, they are arguing with their national federation; when they are doing neither, they are winning gold medals.’
    • ‘It soon became clear how important religion is to many Slovenians - about 72 percent are Roman Catholics.’
  • 2mass noun The South Slavic language of the Slovenians.


  • Relating to Slovenia, its people, or their language.