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historian

noun [C] uk   /hɪˈstɔː.ri.ən/ us    /-ˈstɔːr.i-/
C1 someone who writes about or studies history
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in Korean 역사학자…
in Arabic مُؤَرِّخ…
in Portuguese historiador, -ora…
in Catalan historiador, -a…
in Japanese 歴史学者, 歴史家…
in Italian storico, -a…
in Chinese (Traditional) 歷史學家…
in Russian историк…
in Turkish tarihçi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 历史学家…
in Polish historyk…
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