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1. A specialist in the Arabic language or culture.
2. One who is favorably disposed toward Arab concerns and policies.
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a student or expert in Arabic culture, language, history, etc
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(ˈær ə bɪst)

1. a specialist in or student of the Arabic language or Arab culture.
2. a supporter of Arab interests.
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Noun1.Arabist - a scholar who specializes in Arab languages and cultureArabist - a scholar who specializes in Arab languages and culture
bookman, scholar, scholarly person, student - a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines
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[ˈærəbɪst] Narabista mf
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Petersburg, who studied the Caucasus-related work of the famous Arabist Ignatii Krachkovskii (1883-1951).
"Moqtada Sadr is a Shiite Arabist and is opposed to Iranian hegemony," Rantawi explained.
Therefore, under the current brewing climate, a regime can ill-afford to be Arabist and not Islamic, in tandem.
In this study, he seeks "historical retrieval, revision, and contextualization" of the 1965-1976 conflict in Dhufar, Oman, between the local Arabist republican opposition and the "Anglo-Sultanic martialist" government of Oman (2, 4).
Summary: The godfather of Russia's military intervention in Syria is Yevgeny Primakov, a former prime minister, intelligence chief and for decades his nation's leading Arabist.
Armenian community of Syria, Arabist Sargis Grigoryan said at today's press conference.
There are active cells of the Islamic State in Bulgaria, Arabist Kiryak Tsonev told Bulgaria's National Television, Monday.