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insular (adj.)

1610s, "of or pertaining to an island," from Late Latin insularis "of or belonging to an island," from Latin insula "island" (see isle). Metaphoric sense "narrow, prejudiced" is from 1775, from notion of being isolated and cut off from intercourse with other nations or people (an image that naturally suggested itself in Great Britain). The earlier adjective in the literal sense was insulan (mid-15c.), from Latin insulanus.

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Definitions of insular from WordNet

insular (adj.)
relating to or characteristic of or situated on an island;
Hawaii's insular culture
insular territories
insular (adj.)
suggestive of the isolated life of an island; "an exceedingly insular man; so deeply private as to seem inaccessible to the scrutiny of a novelist"- Leonard Michaels;
insular (adj.)
narrowly restricted in outlook or scope;
insular attitudes toward foreigners
Synonyms: parochial
From wordnet.princeton.edu