Definition of Cantabrian in English:



  • Relating to or characteristic of the Spanish region of Cantabria or its inhabitants.

    ‘the central Cantabrian coast’
    • ‘Last year, a group of researchers explored the prehistoric art at the Cantabrian Caves in Spain.’
    • ‘He is currently excavating a large cave site in the Cantabrian Mountains of northern Spain.’
    • ‘He was a man of the Cantabrian Mountains and coast round Santander.’
    • ‘It's probably advisable to push southwards following the track over the Cantabrian border.’
    • ‘The Cantabrian beaches of the north are enormous and popular.’


  • A native or inhabitant of the Spanish region of Cantabria.

    ‘a local Cantabrian’
    • ‘In 1575, the Spaniard Juan de Escalante de Mendoza, a Cantabrian, finished the composition of his work.’
    • ‘The foundation of the new colony was a result of the end of the wars against the Cantabrians in the north of Hispania.’
    • ‘Augustus was preparing a campaign against the Cantabrians.’
    • ‘The kingdom of the Cantabrians was in part overturned by Moorish occupation.’
    • ‘This sweet village makes a fine day trip from Santander and is a popular summer retreat for wealthy Cantabrians.’