Diaspora meaning

dī-ăspər-ə
The definition of a diaspora is the dispersion of people from their homeland or a community formed by people who have exited or been removed from their homeland.

An example of a diaspora is the 6th century exile of Jews from outside Israel to Babylon.

An example of a diaspora is a community of Jewish people settled together after they were dispersed from another land.

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Any scattering of people with a common origin, background, beliefs, etc.
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The dispersion of Jews outside of Israel from the sixth century bc , when they were exiled to Babylonia, until the present time.
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Any dispersion of an originally homogeneous entity, such as a language or culture.
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A dispersion of an originally homogeneous entity, such as a language or culture.
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Any similar dispersion.

The African diaspora caused a melding of cultures, both African cultures and Western ones, in many places.

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The dispersion of the Jews among the Gentiles after the Captivity.
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A group so dispersed, especially Jews outside of the land of Israel.
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The body of Jews or Jewish communities outside Palestine or modern Israel.
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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.

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The dispersion of the Jews from the land of Israel.
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The Jews so dispersed, taken collectively.
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A similar dispersion.
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Origin of diaspora

  • Greek diasporā dispersion from diaspeirein to spread about dia- apart dia– speirein to sow, scatter sper- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek διασπορά (diaspora, “dispersion”), from διασπείρω (diaspeirō, “I scatter”), from διά (dia, “across”) + σπείρω (speirō, “I sow”).

    From Wiktionary

  • See diaspora.

    From Wiktionary