ministate

or min·i-state

[ min-ee-steyt ]
/ ˈmɪn iˌsteɪt /

noun

a small, independent nation.

Origin of ministate

First recorded in 1965–70; mini- + state
Also called microstate.
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mini-state

noun

same as microstate
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