Insular may also refer to:

  • Adjective describing an island.
  • Insular, the term used for Criollo people in the Philippines during the Spanish colonial period.
  • Insular area of the United States.
  • Insular art, the style of art produced in the post-Roman history of the British Isles.
  • Insular Cases, in United States law.
  • insular cortex, a part of the cerebral cortex.
  • Insular dwarfism, a form of phyletic dwarfism.
  • Insular period (disambiguation), historical term.
  • Insular script, a medieval script system originally used in Ireland.
  • Those who are inward-looking and parochial.

Famous quotes containing the word insular:

    As this appalling ocean surrounds the verdant land, so in the soul of man there lies one insular Tahiti, full of peace and joy, but encompassed by all the horror of the half known life. God keep thee! Push not off from that isle, thou canst never return!
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    They are a curious mixture of Spanish tradition, American imitation, and insular limitation. This explains why they never catch on to themselves.
    Helen Lawrenson (1904–1982)