statelet

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

state +‎ -let

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Noun[edit]

statelet (plural statelets)

  1. A very small nation-state, or a region that acts like a nation-state
    • 2009 January 14, Steven Erlanger And Michael Slackman, “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.