diaspora

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See also: Diaspora and diáspora

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From Ancient Greek διασπορά (diasporá, dispersion), from διασπείρω (diaspeírō, I scatter), from διά (diá, across) + σπείρω (speírō, I sow).

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diaspora (plural diasporas)

  1. The dispersion of the Jews among the Gentiles after the Captivity.
  2. Any similar dispersion.
    The African diaspora caused a melding of cultures, both African cultures and Western ones, in many places.
  3. A group so dispersed, especially Jews outside of the land of Israel.
  4. The regions where such a dispersed group (especially the Jews) resides, taken collectively.
    Jews in the diaspora often have a different perspective of anti-Semitism from Israeli Jews.
  5. Any dispersion of an originally homogeneous entity, such as a language or culture.
    • 1988, Joseph Foley, New Englishes: the case of Singapore, page 1:
      Small wonder that there should have been in recent years fresh talk of the diaspora of English into several mutually incomprehensible languages

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  • Hyphenation: dias‧po‧ra

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diaspora

  1. diaspora

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diaspora f (plural diasporas)

  1. diaspora

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diaspora f (plural diaspore)

  1. diaspora (all senses)

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