Meaning of NORTHERN in English
(also Northern ) / ˈnɔːðən; NAmE ˈnɔːrðərn/ adjective
[ usually before noun ] ( abbr. N , No. ) located in the north or facing north; connected with or typical of the north part of the world or a region :
the northern slopes of the mountains
a northern accent
Old English northerne (from north + -ern ).
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005