Definition of diaspora noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//daɪˈæspərə//
    ; NAmE NAmE//daɪˈæspərə//
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  1. 1 the diaspora the movement of the Jewish people away from their own country to live and work in other countries
  2. 2the movement of people from any nation or group away from their own country
  3. Word OriginGreek, from diaspeirein ‘disperse’, from dia ‘across’+ speirein ‘scatter’. The term originated in the Septuagint, the Bible (Deuteronomy 28:25) in the phrase esē diaspora en pasais basileias tēs gēs ‘thou shalt be a dispersion in all kingdoms of the earth’.
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