Fri·sian (frĭzhən, frēzhən) also Frie·sian (frēzhən)
1. A native or inhabitant of the Frisian Islands or Friesland.
2. The West Germanic language of the Frisians. It is the language most closely related to English.
[From Latin Frīsiī, the Frisians, of Germanic origin.]
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