microstate

noun
mi·​cro·​state | \ˈmī-krō-ˌstāt \

Definition of microstate 

: a nation that is extremely small in area and population

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Later, Czerapowicz played in Poland and in the top Spanish league for a team based in the microstate Andorra. Dom Amore, courant.com, "Just Passing Through, Chris Czerapowicz Leads Slamm Into Pro-Am Semifinals," 7 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of microstate

1962, in the meaning defined above

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