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Diaspora in the World

Diaspora in the World

A diaspora is a scattered population with a common origin and can refer to the movement of population from its original homeland. Diaspora has come to refer particularly to historical mass dispersions of an involuntary nature, such as the African Trans-Atlantic slave trade. The main diaspora began in the 8th-6th centuries bc, and even before the sack of Jerusalem in ad 70 the number of Jews dispersed by the diaspora was greater than that living in Israel.

Scholars have distinguished between different kinds of diaspora, based on its causes such as imperialism, trade or labor migrations, or by the kind of social coherence within the diaspora community and its ties to the ancestral lands.

The Academy for Cultural Diplomacy has made available the following information about Diaspora in the World: