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Warsawian, warsavian, varsovian - which is correct?


emmaprad 1 | 2  
4 Jan 2008 /  #1
Hello everybody,
I'm new, I'm an italian girl, I don't speak Polish. Could someone tell me if a native or resident of Warsaw is called Warsawian, Warsavian or Varsovian? Or all the three?

Emma
daffy 23 | 1,508  
4 Jan 2008 /  #2
Varsovian

latin i believe and the one to use ive been told
OP emmaprad 1 | 2  
4 Jan 2008 /  #3
Thank you Daffy!
zion 16 | 168  
4 Jan 2008 /  #4
are you in warsaw ?

dove estai ? in varsovia ?
OP emmaprad 1 | 2  
4 Jan 2008 /  #5
No, I'm not. I stay in Italy.
hello 22 | 891  
4 Jan 2008 /  #6
I would say that "Varsovian" is the most correct:

Varsovian

-noun
1. a native or inhabitant of Warsaw.

dictionary.reference.com/browse/varsovian
FIOL - | 11  
4 Jan 2008 /  #7
In polish,
native or resident is:
male: Warszawianin
female:Warszawianka

Sometimes male is "Warszawiak"
Lettuce 1 | 23  
10 Jan 2008 /  #8
I take it Poles pronounce 'Warsaw' as you would expect rather than as westerners say it? (The 'W')
paczka 1 | 63  
10 Jan 2008 /  #9
As far as I am concerned it is pronounces Varshava

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