diaspora diaspora  /daɪ ˈæ spə rə/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the body of Jews (or Jewish communities) outside Palestine or modern Israel
  2. (n) the dispersion of the Jews outside Israel; from the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem in 587-86 BC when they were exiled to Babylonia up to the present time
  3. (n) the dispersion or spreading of something that was originally localized (as a people or language or culture)

Usage(s):

  1. Our Voyagers Meet 15 writers of the Asian diaspora A House Divided Ved Mehta closes the door on his ancestral home The Pathos of Exile.
  2. In this issue of PTI, writers of the Asian diaspora have eloquently explored the idea of journeying home.
  3. For the Asian diaspora, home, like everything in the modern floating world, has gone global and fragmented, portable and underground.

News

  1. Digital Diaspora project's Road Show stops on Staten Island

    The stories and photos will be available at www.DigitalDiaspora.com.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Staten Island Advance

  2. In India vs. Pakistan Cricket Match, Passions Unleashed

    Not every single person in Pakistan and India will be transfixed by events at Edgbaston stadium in Birmingham on Saturday, but the vast global diasporas of the two nations will be.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: New York Times

  3. Iranian presidential elections in U.S. marked by low turnout

    Special elections at select spots in the United States for Iranian-Americans and expatriates to vote on Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's replacement kick off Friday, but voter turnout is low as young people in particular see their ballots as worthless. "Both in the diaspora and in Iran itself, people lost confidence ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Washington Times

Quotes

  1. "It has been unbelievable. First, the Canadian people are so generous," said Clinton. "Whatever reason, the Canadians have all given money and all want to support it. You should be very proud of that. There is a big Haitian diaspora in Canada...
    on Jan 28, 2010 By: Bill Clinton Source: Toronto Sun

  2. "We join everybody on the continent and in the diaspora in wishing you success," the letter said.
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: Nelson Mandela Source: The News International

  3. "The Armenian diaspora has an effort that it has been pursuing for years concerning a so-called genocide. For Turkey, it is impossible to accept a thing that does not exist," Erdogan said.
    on Apr 3, 2009 By: Recep Tayyip Erdogan Source: FOXNews

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