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Yemenite Line breaks: Yem¦en|ite
Pronunciation: /ˈjɛmənʌɪt/

Definition of Yemenite in English:


1 another term for Yemeni (see Yemen).
Example sentences
  • A Nixon Center study of 373 mujahideen in western Europe and North America between 1993 and 2004 found more than twice as many Frenchmen as Saudis and more Britons than Sudanese, Yemenites, Emiratis, Lebanese, or Libyans.
  • One crazy Libyan, a couple of Kuwaitis, scattered Yemenites, and a few fellows from the Shah's day.
  • The Egyptian, Iranian, Jordanian, Lebanese, Syrian, Yemenite and Moroccan nationals face death penalty if convicted under the Iraqi law.
1.1A Jew who was, or whose ancestors were, formerly resident in Yemen.
Example sentences
  • The Jewish Agency claims that the Satmar are indoctrinating the Yemenites into the Satmar's obscure brand of Judaism, while the Satmar claim to have only the purest of humanitarian motives.
  • According to the plan, a larger number of Yemenites living in Monsey were to be smuggled to Israel, but Satmar Hasidim in the township discovered the preparations and prevented their departure.


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Relating to Yemeni Arabs or Jews.
Example sentences
  • In the Jerusalem attack, the bomber entered the Yemenite falafel cafe on a busy street in the city centre.
  • I got to know the talented and beautiful Israeli-born Yemenite singer during her visits to Tokyo.
  • They are my Yemenite and Moroccan and Portuguese and American mothers.


From Arabic yamanī 'Yemeni' + -ite1.

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