Diaspora

People dispersed or settled in a country far from their country of ancestral origins.

Diaspora was originally used exclusively to describe the movement of Jewish people from Palestine, following the Babylonian and Roman conquest. The word translated in Greek means ‘to scatter’, and is now also used to describe the experience of an individual living in a land that they do not share their ancestry roots with. Post World War II, diaspora became are more widely known concept as immigration from Africa and Asia increased. Immigrants and their descendants together form diaspora, and often share experiences in learning about their country of residence.

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