A person (especially a scholar) interested in the orient(noun)
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Use "orientalist" in a sentence
"Such an evaluative promotion is prepared for through Gilchrists efforts to supplant the court language of Persian with the "popular speech" of Hindustani in orientalist scholarship."
"Of course, the whole 'orientalist' paintings were also in vogue some remarkable work there - there is a great book about Orientlist Painting:Orientalists: Western Artists in Arabia, the Sahara, Persia and Hardcover"
"If, like me, you need the joke explained though I did figure out that mustashriq was 'orientalist', hie yourself over to Language Log, where Mark Liberman does the honors."