diaspora

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See also: Diaspora and diáspora

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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, pages 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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Finnish[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: dias‧po‧ra

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diaspora

  1. diaspora

Declension[edit]

Inflection of diaspora (Kotus type 10/koira, no gradation)
nominative diaspora diasporat
genitive diasporan diasporien
partitive diasporaa diasporia
illative diasporaan diasporiin
singular plural
nominative diaspora diasporat
accusative nom.? diaspora diasporat
gen. diasporan
genitive diasporan diasporien
diasporainrare
partitive diasporaa diasporia
inessive diasporassa diasporissa
elative diasporasta diasporista
illative diasporaan diasporiin
adessive diasporalla diasporilla
ablative diasporalta diasporilta
allative diasporalle diasporille
essive diasporana diasporina
translative diasporaksi diasporiksi
instructive diasporin
abessive diasporatta diasporitta
comitative diasporineen

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diaspora f ‎(plural diasporas)

  1. diaspora

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Italian[edit]

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diaspora f ‎(plural diaspore)

  1. diaspora (all senses)

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