Diaspora [dahy-AS-pər-ə]

Part of speech: noun
Origin: Greek, 17th century

1. The dispersion or spread of a people from their original homeland.
2. People who have spread or been dispersed from their homeland.

Examples of diaspora in a sentence

“The largest population center for the Jewish diaspora is the United States, which has a larger Jewish population than Israel.”

“The Irish diaspora didn’t exist until the 19th century, when Irish people fled famine to begin new lives in the United States, Canada, and Australia.”