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Date: 1800-1900
Language: Greek
Origin: diaspeirein 'to scatter'

diaspora

noun
     
di‧as‧po‧ra [countable]
1

the Diaspora

SH the movement of the Jewish people away from ancient Palestine, to settle in other countries
2 the spreading of people from a national group or culture to other areas:
the African diaspora

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