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Noun: diaspora  dI'a-spu-ru
  1. The body of Jews (or Jewish communities) outside Palestine or modern Israel
     
  2. The dispersion or spreading of something that was originally localized (as a people or language or culture)
Noun: Diaspora  dI'as-pu-ru
  1. 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

Derived forms: Diasporas, diasporas

Type of: body, dispersion, distribution, scattering

Encyclopedia: Diaspora