Provincial has two basic meanings.

It can refer to someone who has a limited, restricted, or non-sophisticated mentality or habits, stereotypical of an inhabitant of "the provinces" (areas distant from the national capital). See: parochialism

The other basic meaning is anything related to a province, a formal geographical division, or a country or a church. In countries with powerful provincial loyalties the word lacks the negative connotation noted above. More specificly, provincial can refer to:

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