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Does the place-name Palestine derive from the people-name Philistine?

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Answer: yes

The place-name Palestine - which was reborn as a territorial name in 1920 - derives from the Latin Palestina, the name of the Roman province.

This, in turn derives from the Greek Palaistine (as used by Herodotus), which was derived from the Hebrew Pelesheth, land of the Philistines.

Political note: In Ben-Yehuda's English-Hebrew dictionary, the Hebrew translation of the place-name Palestine is , the land of Israel.

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