Umvolkung

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

um +‎ Volk +‎ -ung

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Umvolkung f (genitive Umvolkung, no plural)

  1. (politics) a policy that aims at radically changing the demographic composition of a population, through immigration and influencing reproductive behaviour

Usage notes[edit]

  • The word is most often used to refer to the growth of allochthone communities in post-war Germany and western Europe, which is thereby labelled a deliberate strategy to weaken the autochthone populations. The word was originally restricted to the radical right, but is now seeing some usage among right-wing conservatives.

Descendants[edit]

  • Dutch: omvolking (calque)