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separatist

noun [C]     /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 Colonisation and self-government
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