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Palestinian

[pal-uh-stin-ee-uh n] /ˌpæl əˈstɪn i ən/
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.
adjective
3.
of or pertaining to Palestine or Palestinians.
4.
of or pertaining to Palestinian Arabs:
Palestinian guerrillas.
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British Dictionary definitions for Palestinian

Palestinian

/ˌpælɪˈstɪnɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Palestine
noun
2.
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

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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