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separatist

noun [C] uk   /ˈsep.ər.ə.tɪst/ us    /-ɚ.ə.t̬ɪst/
someone who is a member of a particular race, religion, or other group within a country and who believes that this group should be independent and have their own government or in some way live apart from other people
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