Etymology
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localism (n.)

1803, "attachment to a particular locality," from local (adj.) + -ism. Always tending toward "limitation through local attachment, provincialism." Meaning "something (especially a way of speech) characteristic of a particular locality" is from 1823.

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Definitions of localism

localism (n.)
a phrase or pronunciation that is peculiar to a particular locality;
localism (n.)
a partiality for some particular place;
From wordnet.princeton.edu