regionalism
noun Date: 1881 1. a. consciousness of and loyalty to a distinct region with a homogeneous population b. development of a political or social system based on one or more such areas 2. emphasis on regional locale and characteristics in art or literature 3. a characteristic feature (as of speech) of a geographic area • regionalist noun or adjectiveregionalistic adjective

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