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Diaspora Studies: United States
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“Diaspora” Defined

“Diaspora” stems from the Greek root dia (through) and speirein (to scatter). It has come to refer to the dispersal of peoples from an original homeland or a specific geographical locale. Although it was initially applied to traditional diasporas, namely the Jewish, Armenian, and Greek, and only…

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Sara Arami, “Diaspora Studies: United States”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 22 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_COM_002121>
First published online: 2017

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