- a person born or living in Croatia
- Croatian (noun)
- a. A native or inhabitant of Croatia.b. A person of Croatian ancestry.
- Serbo-Croatian as used in Croatia, distinguished from Serbian primarily by its being written in the Latin alphabet. Also called In all senses also called Croatian .
Origin of CroatNew Latin Croata from Serbo-Croatian Hrvāt
From Medieval Latin Croata, from Serbo-Croatian Hr̀vāt/Хр̀ва̄т (“Croat”), from Old Church Slavonic Цурватину (Curvatinu, “Croat”), literally "highlander, mountaineer," from цурва (curva, “mountain”); see also Russian кребет (krebet, “mountain chain”). Related to cravat.
- (law) Abbreviation of Croatia.
This is the customary abbreviation of this term as used in case citations. See, e.g., The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, Nineteenth Edition (2010), "Geographical Terms: Foreign countries and regions", Table T10.3, p. 438-443.