Definition of regionalist in English:

regionalist

noun & adjective

  • See regionalism

    • ‘The Yorkshireman, an outspoken Labour MP who represents Grimsby, had his passionately regionalist speech met with applause from those who attended the convention, the first of its kind in Yorkshire.’
    • ‘But it was obvious that such proposals would face harsh criticism from many quarters, for example from multinational business interests, francophone Quebec nationalists and Western Canadian regionalists.’
    • ‘Political allegiances within the remainder of Algerian society are scattered among small groups of democrats, regionalists, and independents.’
    • ‘The old leftist has become a dedicated regionalist.’
    • ‘The organization and settlement of the Northwest Territory was the opening act of self-definition for regionalists like Hall.’

Pronunciation

regionalist

/ˈriːdʒ(ə)nəlɪst/