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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.
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.
Bretons moved into white-collar work and gradually blended in to the Parisian community.
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).
If for many Bretons then traditional costume served principally to delimit communal identifications and could in that role be highly mutable, outside admirers of the region tended over time to view it through the prism of an ever more conventionalized "Breton picturesque" as a legible marker of cultural cohesion and continuity.
"Sadly in the intervening years that number has dwindled a lot."The people who settled here were poor, resulting in Cape Bretons migrating to the mainlaind.
The Celts (or rather their progeny in France called Bretons) have their own TV.