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Arafat

[ar-uh-fat, ahr-uh-faht] /ˈær əˌfæt, ˈɑr əˌfɑt/
noun
1.
Yasir [yah-ser,, -sir,, yas-er] /ˈyɑ sər,, -sɪr,, ˈyæs ər/ (Show IPA), 1929–2004, Palestinian leader: head of the Palestine Liberation Organization.

ʿArafat

[ahr-uh-fat, ar-uh-fat] /ˌɑr əˈfæt, ˈær əˌfæt/
noun
1.
a hill 15 miles (24 km) southeast of Mecca, in Saudi Arabia: site of Muslim pilgrimages.
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British Dictionary definitions for Arafat

Arafat1

/ˈærəfæt/
noun
1.
a hill in W Saudi Arabia, near Mecca: a sacred site of Islam, visited by pilgrims performing the hajj Also called Jabal ar Rahm

Arafat2

noun
1.
Yasser (ˈjæsə). 1929–2004, Palestinian leader; cofounder of Al Fatah (1956), leader from 1968 of the Palestine Liberation Organization, president of the Palestinian National Authority from 1996: signed a peace agreement with Israel (1993); Nobel peace prize 1994 with Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin
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