1. adjective /fəˈniːʃən/
Of, from, or related to the country or civilisation of Phoenicia.
2. noun /fəˈniːʃən/
a) The Semitic language spoken by the inhabitants of Phoenicia.

Locals also moan that Phoenicians are becoming more antisocial.

b) An inhabitant of Phoenicia (a country located on the shores of North Africa and the eastern Mediterranean Sea around the year 1000 BCE).

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