Did you know that there are over 215 million people living in the world now in a country other than the one they were born in? This is larger than the population of Brazil, and almost triples what the number of global migrants was in 1990. People move for different reasons — economic opportunity, security, and family — to different places. But despite these differences, many maintain close connections in their countries of origins.
Diaspora means “to scatter” in Greek, but today we use the term to describe a community of people who live outside their shared country of origin or ancestry but maintain active connections with it. A diaspora includes both emigrants and their descendants. MORE