isthmian
I. noun Date: 1601 1. a native or inhabitant of an isthmus 2. capitalized a native or inhabitant of the Isthmus of Panama II. adjective Date: 1603 of, relating to, or situated in or near an isthmus: as a. often capitalized of or relating to the Isthmus of Corinth in Greece or the games held there in ancient times b. often capitalized of or relating to the Isthmus of Panama connecting the North American and South American continents

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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