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The word Oriental is to eastern and the word occidental is to western as what two words are to northern and southern?

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Answer: boreal and austral

The word boreal denotes "that which relates to the north"; the word austral, denotes "that which relates to the south."

They are about as close as you can get in form and meaning to oriental andoccidental, however, they don't carry the same connotation.

Source: Concise Oxford Dictionar

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