Definitions for orientalist

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

O•ri•en•tal•ism*ˌɔr iˈɛn tlˌɪz əm, ˌoʊr-(n.)

  1. a quality, trait, or usage characteristic of Eastern peoples.

  2. the knowledge and study of Oriental languages, literature, etc.

* (often l.c.).

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. orientalist(noun)

    a specialist in oriental subjects


  1. orientalist(Noun)

    a person (especially a scholar) interested in the orient

  2. Origin: orient + -ist

Translations for orientalist

  • प्राच्यHindi


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