Pronunciation: (lō'ku-liz"um), [key]
1. a word, phrase, pronunciation, or manner of speaking that is peculiar to one locality.
2. a local custom.
3. excessive devotion to and promotion of the interests of a particular locality; sectionalism.
4. attachment to a particular locality.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.