Palestine

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geographical name Pal·es·tine \ˈpa-lə-ˌstīn\
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Palaestina

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Definition of Palestine

  1. region in southwestern Asia bordering on the eastern Mediterranean population 3,764,000 Palestine dates back to ancient times, and over the centuries its boundaries, which have mostly been unofficial, have fluctuated and have been disputed or indistinct. It approximately includes or has included what is now Israel, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip, extending eastward either up to or beyond the Jordan River. Palestine was a part of the Ottoman Empire from 1516 to 1917. It was an official entity during the period 1923–48 under the mandate granted to Great Britain by the League of Nations to establish a responsible government in the region.

Palestinian

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PALESTINE Defined for English Language Learners

Palestine

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Definition of Palestine for English Language Learners

  • : region of ancient Asia



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