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compatriot

noun [C] uk   /kəmˈpæt.ri.ət/ us    /-ˈpeɪ.tri-/
formal a person who comes from the same country US a friend or someone you work with
Translations of “compatriot”
in Spanish compatriota…
in French compatriote…
in German der Landsmann, die Landsmännin…
in Chinese (Traditional) 同國人,同胞, 夥伴, 同事…
in Russian соотечественник…
in Turkish vatandaş, yurttaş, hemşehri…
in Chinese (Simplified) 同国人,同胞, 伙伴, 同事…
in Polish rodak…
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