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regionalism

noun uk   /ˈriː.dʒən.əl.ɪ.zəm/ us  
[U] politics a feeling of loyalty to a particular part of a country and a wish for it to be more politically independent [C] language a phrase, custom, etc. that is used or found only in a particular part of a country or area
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