saudis

Saudi

[sou-dee, saw-, sah-oo-]
noun, plural Saudis.
1.
a native or inhabitant of Saudi Arabia.
adjective
2.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Saudis or Saudi Arabia.

Origin:
1930–35; < Arabic Saʿūdī, equivalent to Saʿūd personal name of the founder of the present dynasty + suffix of appurtenance

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Saudi or Saudi Arabian (ˈsɔːdɪ, ˈsaʊ-)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to Saudi Arabia or its inhabitants
 
n
2.  a native or inhabitant of Saudi Arabia
 
Saudi Arabian or Saudi Arabian
 
adj
 
n

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Saudi
from Sa'ud, family name of the rulers of Nejd from 18c. and of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia since 1932.
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