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Definition of Emigration


  1. The act of emigrating; removal from one country or state to another, for the purpose of residence, as from Europe to America, or, in America, from the Atlantic States to the Western.
  2. A body emigrants; emigrants collectively; as, the German emigration.

Emigration Quotations

I was born in New York City, but I was raised in New Jersey, part of the great Jewish emigration of 1963.
Jon Stewart

Emigration, forced or chosen, across national frontiers or from village to metropolis, is the quintessential experience of our time.
John Berger

Emigration is no longer a solution; it's a defeat. People are risking death, drowning every day, but they're knocking on doors that are not open.
Tahar Ben Jelloun

A great emigration necessarily implies unhappiness of some kind or other in the country that is deserted.
Thomas Malthus

The constitution ought to specifically state that every nation is left entirely independent and supreme in its internal affairs, such as regulating emigration and all other similar matters.
George William Norris
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Emigration Translations

emigration in German is Auswanderung {f}
emigration in Italian is emigrazione
emigration in Norwegian is utvandring
emigration in Swedish is utvandring
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