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Palestinian

[pal-uh-stin-ee-uh n]
noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Palestine.
  2. Also called Palestinian Arab. an Arab formerly living in Palestine who advocates the establishment of an Arab homeland there.
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adjective
  1. of or relating to Palestine or Palestinians.
  2. of or relating to Palestinian Arabs: Palestinian guerrillas.
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Origin of Palestinian

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Palestinian

adjective
  1. of or relating to Palestine
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noun
  1. 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
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Word Origin and History for palestinian

Palestinian

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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