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statelet (plural statelets)
- A very small nation-state, or a region that acts like a nation-state
2009, January 14, “Steven Erlanger And Michael Slackman”[New York Times], Israel Says Hamas Is Damaged, Not Destroyed:
- Egypt talks to Hamas but is not eager to see the radical Islamic group succeed in running a small statelet next door.