Cantabrians


Also found in: Dictionary.

Cantabrians

 

one of the Iberian tribes in northern Spain. According to ancient authors, they were characterized by austere customs and great bravery. They stubbornly fought the Romans during the second and first centuries B.C. and were finally subdued during the reign of Augustus in 29–19 B.C. The territory that had been settled by the Cantabrians became part of the Roman province of Hispania Citerior (or Tarraconia).

References in periodicals archive ?
One thing we know for sure, Cantabrians are an amazingly resilient people and as John Key has said, we stand and face this as a nation--you are not on your own.
This is a special day for Cantabrians. The Precinct will provide a welcome boost to the vibrancy and economy of Christchurch city, with an estimated 2000 people either working in or visiting the facility daily, she says.
The official opening of the Precinct will be followed by a public open day at the weekend to give Cantabrians the opportunity to have a behind-the-scenes look at spaces that would otherwise be restricted once operations begin.
Before this weekend's fixtures the Cantabrians were the thirdlowest scorers in the league and their lack of firepower could let them down against a Valencia side spearheaded by goal machine Roberto Soldado.
Cantabrians are a step closer to reconnecting with Residential Red Zone (RRZ) land thanks to a joint effort between the Government and a local trust, Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner says.
The mercurial playmaker had been expected to sit out the crunch showdown at Highbury, but he completed the last 15 minutes against the Cantabrians without any recurrence of his back strain.
Cantabrians will soon have access to some of the most modern and efficient justice and emergency services in the country with Christchurchs Justice and Emergency Services Precinct nearing completion.
Todays Human Rights Commission report shows that the nightmare of the Christchurch earthquakes has not gone away for a lot of Cantabrians and more money has to be spent on the citys mental health services, says Labours Canterbury spokesperson Megan Woods.
In 2010, the Government stripped Cantabrians of their right to have a say over the future of their region when they sacked the democratically elected Ecan councillors.
The departure time has been chosen to not only appeal to Cantabrians, but the greater South Island market, with connections possible from over six South Island regional points.