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"Spanish" is an adjective. There are results of "I am a Spanish...", but there must be something following, such as "I am a Spanish teacher/man/etc.." You can say "I am Spanish", without an article and without something following. "Spaniard" is a demonym, always with an article. "I am a Spaniard." ...


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The denonym was Japanese, Portuguese, Javanese, and so forth. (Although Burman is also attested for a native of Burma.) In the 18th century and earlier, these were at least sometimes pluralized as Japaneses, Portugueses, and Javaneses. The OED has Portuguese A1. A native or inhabitant of Portugal; a person of Portuguese descent. 1622 T. Robinson Anat. ...


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