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Arabist

[ar-uh-bist]
noun
  1. a person who specializes in or studies the Arabic language or Arab culture.
  2. a supporter of Arab interests, especially in international affairs.
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Origin of Arabist

First recorded in 1745–55; Arab + -ist
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Arabist

noun
  1. a student or expert in Arabic culture, language, history, etc
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