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Definition of Diaspora

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Jewish exile, dispersion of the Jews to countries outside of Israel among the Gentiles (after the Babylonian captivity); term used today for the community of Jews living outside of Israel
dispersion of any people from their ancestral homeland
Diaspora Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
hEnglish - advanced version

\di*as"po*ra\ (?), n. [gr. &?;. see diaspore.] lit., "dispersion." -- applied collectively: (a) to those jews who, after the exile, were scattered through the old world, and afterwards to jewish christians living among heathen. cf. 1. (b) by extension, to christians isolated from their own communion, as among the moravians to those living, usually as missionaries, outside of the parent congregation.

1.dispersion of the Jews to countries outside of Palestine after the Babylonian captivity.
2.'any group migration or flight from a country or region; dispersion' (such as "the diaspora of TURKS to GERMANY)
3.'any group that has been dispersed outside of its traditional homeland' ("the Armenian diaspora") and hence 'the place where such a group lives'.
WordNet 2.0

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
(hypernym) dispersion, scattering

1. the body of Jews (or Jewish communities) outside Palestine or modern Israel
(hypernym) body
2. the dispersion or spreading of something that was originally localized (as a people or language or culture)
(hypernym) distribution, dispersion
Diaspora Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
A diaspora (from Greek διασπορά, "scattering, dispersion") is a scattered population whose origin lies within a smaller geographic locale. Diaspora can also refer to the movement of the population from its original homeland. Diaspora has come to refer particularly to historical mass dispersions of an involuntary nature, such as the expulsion of Jews from Judea, the fleeing of Greeks after the fall of Constantinople, the African Trans-Atlantic slave trade, the southern Chinese or Hindus of South Asia during the coolie trade, the deportation of Palestinians in the 20th century and the exile and deportation of Circassians.

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Diaspora (currently styled diaspora* and formerly styled DIASPORA*) is a nonprofit, user-owned, distributed social network that is based upon the free Diaspora software. Diaspora consists of a group of independently owned nodes (called pods) which interoperate to form the network. As of March 2014, there are more than Diaspora accounts.

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Diaspora* may refer to:
  • Diaspora (social network), a nonprofit, user-owned, distributed social network based upon the free Diaspora software.
  • Diaspora (software), a free personal web server that implements the distributed Diaspora social networking service.

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Diaspora Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Official Judaism Glossary
Since the Temple's destruction in 70 CE, the Jews have been exiled from the area around Jerusalem and the surrounding territory of Judah/Judea. From that time, most Jews have lived outside the Land of Israel. This is called "living in the diaspora." So "diaspora" is the term for all lands outside the Land of Israel.