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a native or inhabitant of Brittany (especially one who speaks the Breton language)

a Celtic language of Brittany

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Perhaps the songs of the minstrels had kept alive in the hearts of the Bretons a memory of their island home.
Other poets followed, chief among them the delightful Chretien of Troyes, all writing mostly of the exploits of single knights at Arthur's court, which they made over, probably, from scattering tales of Welsh and Breton mythology.
They delighted in stories, in old Breton legends; and their favorite sport was to go and ask for them at the cottage-doors, like beggars:
And it seldom happened that they did not have one "given" them; for nearly every old Breton grandame has, at least once in her life, seen the "korrigans" dance by moonlight on the heather.
The door of the sacristy opened in the middle of that bony structure, as is often seen in old Breton churches.
Within the city limits, in the fourteenth arrondissement, women outnumbered men, reflecting the demand for domestic labor on the part of the city's expanding ranks of middle-class families and showing diversity within the Breton community; they were relatively much more likely to find a spouse from somewhere else in France than among Bretons in the industrial suburbs.
Leslie Page Moth, a leading historian of European migration, has written an important book on the migration of Bretons to Paris during the Third Republic.
The Bretons may well have been singing a ballad, Seiziz Gwengamp (The Siege of Guingamp), which is identical to Rhyfelgyrch Cabden Morgan (Captain Morgan's March).
For what Bell had to pursue so doggedly was by the date of her account becoming the object of a new effort of preservation and display--one which would increasingly crystallize folk costume and other aspects of Breton culture into a patrimony or (in more contemporary Anglo-American parlance) "heritage" to be performed and consumed by Bretons and non-Bretons alike.
The people who settled here were poor, resulting in Cape Bretons migrating to the mainlaind.
To make a long story short Caplan began publishing "Cape Bretons Magazine" and has been doing so for nearly 25 years.
Either because of Breton's promises or because of the Chilean's assumptions, Matta was shocked when he and Ann arrived at the studio to find, not the wild celebration he had imagined, but the Bretons sitting in an 'almost unlit' room, staring quietly and alone into a wood fire.
Hence the chagrin of a Cambridge graduate on addressing Bretons in Breton; they would insist on replying in French, considering his use of Breton to them as an insulting implication that they were yokels.
Although it's unlikely to rival the Da Vinci Code for sales, Yoran Delacour said he expected some Bretons to buy the new dictionary out of curiosity.
The Bretons is part of Blackwell's Peoples of Europe series, but it offers a brief survey, not of the Bretons, as one might expect, but of their region, Brittany, stretching from the Paleolithic period to the late Middle Ages.