In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1cerradoexclusivistathey are very clannish — son un grupo muy cerrado / exclusivista
- ‘People are loyal,’ he says, ‘and at the same time clannish - this is my group.’
- I can't stand how limited, how clannish, how narrow-minded they are!
- Highly clannish, these tribes were organized in tight kinship groups with commonly held property and a rough-and-ready sort of representative government regarding matters other than military.
- Borderlanders were migratory, blood thirsty, clannish, and suspicious of strangers.
- The people tend to be traditionally clannish in the rural areas.
- The natural reaction for humans is to be clannish.
- The English art scene in the 1950s was clannish and especially difficult for a woman to break into.
- Also from ancient times onward, the more tribal or clannish a society, the more resistant it is to change - and the more often pressures for modernizing reforms must come largely from outside or above.
- The town, with its nautical history, its foghorns, its steep bluffs and clannish folk, is quintessential Minesota.
- They are insular, cliquey and clannish.
- The county is notorious for clannish thinking when it comes to the outside world.
- Their clannish fights are the backdrop for our battles in the game.
- The essence of the myth is that the English are standoffish, the Welsh are clannish and only the Scots and the Irish mix with anyone.
- The clannish nature of the villagers and townspeople was evident.
- By 1918, there was suspicion of German Americans and other ethnic groups who were thought to be too clannish and too attached to their Old World cultures.
- Early Finnish Americans had a reputation for being clannish.
- A decision by the often clannish management of a small firm to let in outsiders can be monumental.
- Basque immigrants tended to remain clannish at first, socializing with other Basques - often from the same villages in Europe - and patronizing Basque businesses.
- It's the clannish attitude which drove my parents and many others far from their heritage.
- They also are seen as clannish and as a criminal menace.
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