Definitions for balearic
From, or pertaining to, the Balearic Islands
A dialect of Catalan used in the Balearic Islands.
of or pertaining to the isles of Majorca, Minorca, Ivica, etc., in the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Valencia
Linguists coined Balearic as a collective name for the group of Catalan variants that people speak in the Balearic Islands. Those who speak it refer to their variant by the name local to their individual island: mallorquí, eivissenc, and menorquí. At the last census, 746,792 people in the Balearic Islands claimed to be able to speak Catalan, though some of these people may be speakers of mainland variants.