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English definition of “Arab”

Arab

noun [C] uk   /ˈær.əb/ us    /ˈer-/
a person from western Asia or north Africa who speaks Arabic as a first languagePeople of specific racial or ethnic background

Arab

adjective // (also Arabian,     /əˈreɪ.bi.ən/)
belonging to or relating to Arabs or their countries: The Arab countries include Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Egypt. the Arabian peninsulaContinents and regions of the worldCountry namesCountry and nationPeople of specific racial or ethnic background
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