Cro·at (krōăt′, -ät′, krōt)
a. A native or inhabitant of Croatia.
b. A person of Croatian ancestry.
2. Serbo-Croatian as used in Croatia, distinguished from Serbian primarily by its being written in the Latin alphabet. In all senses also called Croatian.
[New Latin Croata, from Serbo-Croatian Hrvāt.]
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