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statelet

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Pronunciation: /ˈsteɪtlɪt
 
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Definition of statelet in English:

noun

A small state, especially one that is closely affiliated to or has emerged from the break-up of a larger state.
Example sentences
  • None of these statelets has a seat at the United Nations.
  • This program has shattered the very existence of the nominally independent statelets set up in the 1970s and 1980s.
  • During the negotiations in Geneva, GAM leaders took a step toward dropping their previous demand for an independent statelet in northern Sumatra.

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