Adjective pertaining to or distinctive to a certain province; local, as in the provincial newspaper Having or displaying the mannerisms, opinions, and so on that are regarded typical of a province's unsophisticated residents; rustic; limited or illiberal; parochial; a provincial viewpoint. Also, grammatically correct but often considered incorrect by educated people; nonstandard English.
Provincial languages are those that do not have enough native speakers to be recognized by the United Nations as an official language. There are five remaining provincial languages in Canada: Ojibwe, Cree, Naskapi, Innu, and Saulteaux. In addition, there are three indigenous languages in Quebec that remain officially recognized by the government: Huron-Wendat, Mohawk, and French. However many more individuals in the provinces speak these languages regularly; they are simply not listed as official languages because there are too many others who cannot understand them.
The adjective form of the word is provincialist.
Provincialism is the belief that one's own culture is superior to other cultures. It can also refer to the attitudes, behaviors, or policies of someone who believes this or who acts upon this belief.
People sometimes describe someone as provincial if they think that this person behaves, thinks, or feels differently from everyone else in the same country or community.
1 or related to a province 2 pertaining to or associated with the provinces; regional 3: characterized by attitudes and ideas allegedly shared by those living in the regions; rustic or unsophisticated; restricted 4: of, relating to, or being a provincial government (Canadian English) see also federal government
A provincial government is the government of a province. The term can also refer to one of the administrative divisions of Canada consisting of one or more counties or districts. At the time of its creation, New Brunswick was divided into three departments which were further subdivided into around 80 offices called provincials. These departments remained in place after the formation of Canada and are now known as the Government of New Brunswick.
Provincial governments are responsible for several areas of policy including education, health care, social services, justice, finance, public safety and security. They may have direct influence over other issues such as land use planning and environmental protection. However, they do not have control over federal matters such as national defense or foreign affairs.
In most countries, only the central government has the power to declare war, but in some countries the power is shared between the central government and one or more of the provinces.
The term "provincial" refers to something linked to a certain country or geographic location, as well as someone or something small-minded and unsophisticated. A unique style of French furniture is an example of provincial. A provincial is someone who has never left their little village in a certain province.
In modern usage, the word "provincial" also means ordinary or dull. An old radio that does not work anymore is an example of a common piece of equipment that is now considered obsolete but which was new and exciting when it first came out. The provincial mind-set would consider this item useless and sell it at a garage sale. Today's consumers have more sophisticated needs.
Finally, a provincial person is one who lives his or her life according to rules laid down by others, without thinking for themselves. This can be seen in the way many people behave according to what they believe are social norms. Living according to the rules of society is not necessarily a bad thing; it just means you are following the herd mentality. But if you add some individuality to your behavior, you will always stand out from the crowd.
In conclusion, a provincial person is one who lives his or her life according to rules set down by others. They are dull and unoriginal and usually lack confidence in themselves. Avoid being named after a provincial person!
The adjectives central, urban, modish, trendy, and courtly come to mind. Rural, countrified, rustic, bucolic, dependent, annexed, outlying, and unimportant would not be good antonyms.
Provincialism (n.): the state of being provincial; possessing provincial preferences, mentalities, and mannerisms. The provincialism of the blacksmith was evident in his voice and demeanor. Provincialism (noun): a term or phrase that is unique to a particular region or territory. The use of provincial when referring to a person's mindset or behavior is a criticism.
The provincial mentality refers to the inherent prejudices and beliefs of people living in small towns and rural areas. They tend to be more closed off from the world around them and are less likely to accept other people or ideas without proof that they work or aren't dangerous. This attitude is most prevalent in Canada but also exists to an extent in other provinces such as New York and Texas.
Canadian provinces have their own unique cultures that influence everything from how they view immigration to what kind of food they like. Some provinces are better at embracing change than others. For example, Quebec used to be one of the most anti-French-speaking countries in Europe but now favors English over French.
In general, Canadians believe in giving and taking advice but only if it comes with a price tag. They like to think of themselves as fair-minded but will not hesitate to show their opinions if they disagree with you. If someone is from a Canadian province, you can tell by looking at them.
Adjective referring to, pertaining to, or associated with Canada, its people, or culture. Also used as a term of admiration.
Canadians are a culturally diverse population of approximately 35 million people distributed over an area of 486,884 km2 (193,980 sq mi). They include English, French, Scottish, and other Europeans; Arabs; Chinese; Indians; Poles; Vietnamese; and many others.
Canada's capital city is Ottawa, while the largest city is Toronto. Two countries - Canada and United States - share a border that extends 3,933 kilometers (2,539 miles).
Canadian English differs from American English in many ways. For example, Canadians tend to use more formal language when writing or speaking. They also say "yes" when they mean "no", and vice versa. Finally, Canadians often leave out the word "the" when referring to objects that we can think of individually. For example, they might say "a car" instead of "the car".
In general, Canadian English is similar to British English but not quite the same. There are also differences between Quebecois English and English elsewhere in Canada.