Palestinian vs Pal - What's the difference?

palestinian | pal |

As nouns the difference between palestinian and pal

is that palestinian is an inhabitant of palestine or an arab descending from that area while pal is pole, post.

As an adjective palestinian

is of, from, or pertaining to palestine or the palestinian people.



Alternative forms

* (archaic)


(en adjective)
  • Of, from, or pertaining to Palestine or the Palestinian people.
  • Synonyms


    Usage notes

    Prior to 1948 , "Palestinian" was used in reference to the whole area known at that time as Palestine before the establishment of the State of Israel. For example, today’s English?language Israeli newspaper The Jerusalem Post'' was called ''The Palestine Post'' under the ; also the ''Palestinian Orchestra was a Jewish orchestra.


    (en noun)
  • An inhabitant of Palestine or an Arab descending from that area.
  • An inhabitant of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, legally governed by the .
  • Synonyms

    * Filastini * Philistinian * Pal, Pally (informal) * Falestinian, Filastinian (rare) * Fakestinian, Palestinkian (derogatory and hence offensive)

    Derived terms

    *pan-Palestinian *Palestinophile *Palestinophilia *Palestinophilic *Palestinian Arabic



    (wikipedia PAL)


    (en noun)
  • (television, uncountable) or of (Phase Alternation Line). (TV standard)
  • (electronics, countable) .
  • Derived terms

    * (television) PALplus

    See also

    * (television) NTSC , SECAM * (electronics) PIC , FPGA

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
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