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A long-term settlement of refugees, which may become a semipermanent or permanent home, such as Palestinian refugee communities in the remnants of their former habitat in Palestine and the neighboring nations or Lebanon, Jordan, and Syria. Diasporas of ethnic groups, Armenians, Ukrainians, Jews, and others fleeing persecution and conflicts in Europe throughout the 20th century led to many physically fragmented, but culturally cohesive, communities in the United States and other countries.

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