from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See Croat.
- adj. Of or relating to Croatia or its people, language, or culture.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or pertaining to Croatia, the Croatian people or their language.
- n. An inhabitant of Croatia; a person of Croatian descent.
- proper n. The standardized variety of Serbo-Croatian, a South Slavic language, spoken by Croats.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to Croatia.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the Croats or Croatia.
- n. A Croat.
- n. The Slavic dialect of the Croats, closely allied to Servian.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Croatia or its people or language
- n. a member of the Slavic people living in Croatia
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There are also some stories in Croatian on Serbian site Art-anima.
And, after realising there's interest in Croatian SF abroad, I translated my story "What Colour is the Wind?" into English and sent it to Iwoleit.
I feel that this new book, Apex Book of World SF, is an important project and I really hope it will succeed, because I have faith not only in Croatian SF, but in SF from many other countries worldwide.
Conflating Serbian and Croatian is somewhat understandable.
I thought this was a bit condescending, conjuring up images of people gratefully expounding your virtues as a dialectic genius (Interestingly, Croatian is actually a dialect of Serbo-Croat/Croato-Serbian, and NOT a language in itself).
Croatian is a difficult language to learn, and the locals rarely expect anyone to bother, which makes them all the more pleasantly surprised if you make the effort to learn a few phrases.
Also reprinted in Croatian translation in the magazine Futura.
One of leading scorers in Croatian professional leagues; spent last season with Cibona
Croatian is written in the Roman alphabet, is identified with Roman Catholicism, and borrows its high-culture words from the west -- from German, for example, and Latin.
The same is true in Croatian, where an explanation is also added: