[hi-stawr-ee-uhn, -stohr-]
an expert in history; authority on history.
a writer of history; chronicler.

1400–50; late Middle English. See history, -an

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historian (hɪˈstɔːrɪən)
a person who writes or studies history, esp one who is an authority on it

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Example sentences
He says others can judge whether he did that-and the consensus among historians
  clearly favors him.
Historians have long thought that one of the hurdles the colonists faced was a
  lack of financial and material support.
History gives us a perfect starting point and historians have known about these
  migrations for centuries.
Regions are to geographers as time periods are to historians.
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