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Diaspora (plural form: Diasporas)
|Individual or community of people living seperated from his/her/their (ancestral) homelands. Referred to the mission of this website, the term often includes people of national and echnic minorities.
|Migrant (plural form: Migrants) & Migrant communities
||Individual moving from one country to another (referred to as "migrant communities" when speaking of migrants from the same origin).
|Migrant Diasporas||Wording of the term "Diasporas", but which points out Diasporas as a phenomenon connected to migration.|
|Migration||Movement of people from one country to another.|
|Immigrant (plural form: Immigrants)||Individual who comes to country where he/she were not born in order to settle there.|
|Immigration||In-migration (individual/-s moving in to another country)|
|Emigrant (plural form: Emigrants)||Individual who leaves one country to settle in another.|
|Emigration||Out-migration (individual/-s moving out from his/her country)|
Refugee (plural form: Refugees)
|Individual/-s who flees his/her country for safety.|
|...or "State". A sovereign/self-governed geographic region/state, although not necessery recognized as a sovereign state by everyone.|
|Host country||...or "receiving country" or "destination country". Country hosting or receiving migrants/diasporas.|
|Origin country||...or "country of origin", "home country", "homeland" or "sending country". Country which migrant/diaspora descends/originates from.|
|Brain Gain||Gaining from the capacity of migrants/diasporas.|
|Brain Drain||...as defined by some people and groups, an event which deprives sender countries its national professionals through emigration.|
|Multiculturalism & Multicultural Awareness
||The existence of multiple cultural traditions of ethnic groups within a single state or region. Multicultural Awareness equals greater understanding, perceptiveness and tolerance of cultural and ethnic groups' being, background and values.
|Gender||Gender refers to the social constructed sex, which shapes values of the behaviour of men/males and women/females.|
|Glocal, Local & Global / Globalization
||Glocal is an adjective of globalization, which reflects the merge of global and local occurrences, specifically of tendencies in contemporary social, cultural, political, and economic systems.|