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  1. migration from a place (especially migration from your native country in order to settle in another)

The Free Dictionary http://www.thefreedictionary.com/emigration Accessed 16/04/2012

  1. the act of leaving one’s own country to settle permanently in another; moving abroad: mass emigration from Ireland to the United States

OxfordDictionary.com http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/emigration?q=emigration Accessed 16/04/2012

Synonyms: departure, removal, migration, exodus, relocation, resettlement


Examples and/or Illustrations

The mass emigration of Polish subjects to Germany has negatively affected relations between the two countries.

The Emigration Group, http://www.emigrationgroup.co.uk/.

emigrate, http://www.emigrate2.co.uk/default.htm.

The Petworth Emigration Project, http://www.petworthemigrations.com/.


Other Useful Sources

‘Integration: Building Inclusive Societies’. UN Alliance of Civilizations online community on good practices of integration of migrants across the world http://www.unaoc.org/ibis/

International Organisation of Migration. 2011. Etat De La Migration Dans Le Monde 2011 – Bien Communiquer Sur La Migration. United Nations.



The Free Dictionary http://www.thefreedictionary.com/emigration  Accessed 16/04/2012

OxfordDictionary.com http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/emigration?q=emigration  Accessed 16/04/2012

Harper, Marjory. Emigrant Homecomings: The Return Movement of Emigrants, 1600-2000. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2012.


Other Related Terms: immigration; push pull factors