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Orientalia

[awr-ee-uh n-tey-lee-uh, -teyl-yuh, ohr-] /ˌɔr i ənˈteɪ li ə, -ˈteɪl yə, ˌoʊr-/
plural noun
1.
books, manuscripts, and other objects pertaining to the Orient and Oriental art, culture, history, folklore, or the like.
Origin of Orientalia
1915-1920
1915-20; < New Latin, noun use of neuter plural of Latin orientālis oriental
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