Definition of Levantine in English:


Line breaks: Lev¦an|tine
Pronunciation: /lɪˈvantʌɪn
, ˈlɛv(ə)n-, -tɪn/
chiefly archaic


Relating to the Levant or eastern Mediterranean: the Levantine coast
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  • In the 1600s and 1700s, the Druze were the most powerful community on the Levantine coast.
  • Most notable is the distinction between the Levantine coast and the inland region of Syria, which is marked just east of Aleppo where the agricultural plain meets the desert.
  • This essay has detailed the various agendas in Levantine historiographies as related to the sultana's career.


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A person who lives in or comes from the Levant.
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  • Furthermore, the patterns can be associated with specific contexts of use and consumption that suggest the Levantines knew and understood what these elements signified.

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