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Vocabulary - Multiculturalism

Relates to VG2 International English
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diversity
the state or quality of being varied or different
heterogeneous
composed of different parts or elements that are not the same
homogeneous
composed of parts or elements that are the same
multicultural
representing several different cultures
emigrate
to leave a country to settle in another
immigrate
to come to a new country and settle there
migrant worker
someone who works outside their native country, often doing seasonal work
guest worker
someone who moves, legally or illegally, to another country to work for a period of time, usually sending money to the home country
ethnic minority
an immigrant or racial group regarded by those claiming to speak for the cultural majority as distinct and unassimilated
host culture
the culture belonging to the country in which you are living, and belonging to the people native to that country
refugee
a person who flees for refuge or safety, esp. to a foreign country, as in time of political upheaval, war, etc.
safe haven
a place in which a person is safe from danger
deportation
the lawful expulsion of an undesired alien or other person from a state, or the act of sending someone back to his or her country of origin
abroad
in a country other than your own or outside your home country
racial segregation
separating two parts of the society according to skin colour
asylum
a safe place granted by a state to a person fleeing from a repressive political regime, war, dangerous situation, etc
assimilate
to make different parts or elements the same
hybrid
person or group of persons produced by the interaction or crossbreeding of two unlike cultures, traditions, etc.
indigenous
originating in and characteristic of a particular region or country; native
lingua franca
any language that is widely used as a means of communication among speakers of other languages.
border control
a measure used by countries to control and monitor who enters or leaves a country
country of origin
the country a person originally comes from
residence permit
permission granted by a state allowing a person from another country to live there
citizenship test
a test that people who are applying for citizenship of a country have to pass to become full citizens
tolerance
a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward those whose opinions, practices, race, religion, nationality, etc., differ from one's own
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