Diaspora

Diaspora: a migration of a group of people to an area other than their traditional homeland
The term Diaspora is often used to refer to the large number of Jews living outside Israel, but has applied to many other groups throughout history.

Here is a link map of the Jewish Diaspora in the first through fifteenth centuries:
http://www.jgsla.org/images/Meetings/May09/jewish%20diaspora.gif

Citations:
http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=diaspora
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diaspora

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One Response to Diaspora

  1. Megan M. says:

    Good image! One of the things that makes a diaspora unique from other kinds of migration, is the tie that the people feel to their homeland, even after they have been gone a long time. Some migrants don’t ever plan to go home, but members of a diaspora feel a strong connection to that place.

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