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[pal-uh-stin-ee-uh n] /ˌpæl əˈstɪn i ən/

a native or inhabitant of .
Also called Palestinian Arab. an Arab formerly living in who advocates the establishment of an Arab homeland there.
of or relating to or Palestinians.
of or relating to Palestinian Arabs:
Palestinian guerrillas.
of or relating to Palestine
a native or inhabitant of the former British mandate, or their descendants, esp such Arabs now living in the Palestinian Administered Territories, Jordan, Lebanon, or Israel, or as refugees from Israeli-occupied territory

1875 (adj.), 1905 (n.), from Palestine + -ian. Also in early use with reference to Jews who settled or advocated settling in that place.


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