enclave enclave  /ˈɑn ˌkleɪv/


  • (n) an enclosed territory that is culturally distinct from the foreign territory that surrounds it


  1. From sleepy colonial outpost to prosperous high-tech enclave, Singapore owes its rise to the stern, stubborn lawyer who virtually invented the place.
  2. Babayan lives in Stepanakert, the capital of Nagorno-Karabakh, a mountainous enclave fully within the borders of the former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan.
  3. A would-be illegal immigrant washes clothes at a temporary housing facility in the Spanish enclave of Ceuta, North Africa.


  1. Critics say Bass Pro built with tax breaks

    The Bass Pro Shops store in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., is little more than an hour's drive from Santa Monica, a West Coast enclave known for its anti-gun rallies and vegetarian cafes.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

  2. After 25 Years, Tom Hanks Selling Pacific Palisades Home for $5.2M

    Tom Hanks is selling one of his many homes … and it's definitely not a "Money Pit"! The Oscar winner and his actress wife, Rita Wilson, are asking $5.225 million for the 4-bedroom, 5.5-bath home in the posh L.A. enclave … Continue reading ?
    on June 15, 2013     Source: omg!

  3. A top commander for a Nazi SS-led unit has been found hiding out in a Ukranian enclave in northeast

    A top commander for a Nazi SS-led unit has been found hiding out in a Ukranian enclave in northeast Minneapolis. Asked by the Associated Press about his time as a Nazi, the 94-year-old Michael Karkoc said, "I don't think I can explain." Read more...        
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Gawker


  1. "I indicated to President Medvedev how concerned we were about this declaration and how there should be no deployment in any enclave until we have discussed new geopolitical conditions for pan-European security," Sarkozy told a news conference.
    on Nov 14, 2008 By: Nicolas Sarkozy Source: Reuters

  2. "We believe the Zimbabwean economy is an enclave economy that is uneven, unequal and virtually dead," Tsvangirai told thousands of supporters gathered at a stadium in the eastern border town of Mutare.
    on Feb 23, 2008 By: Morgan Tsvangirai Source: Africasia

  3. "This leaves a closed enclave within the archives, which contains the information about the real background of our present-day political establishment," said Georgi Lozanov, the head of the Clean Voices civil initiative that was pushing for...
    on Dec 6, 2006 By: Georgi Lozanov Source: International Herald Tribune

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