5.2d – Diasporas

Culture of Diaspora


  • A population of a country who have migrated abroad and keep strong identity ties with the homeland.
  • A permanently displaced and relocated collective.
  • The forced or voluntary dispersal of any population sharing common racial, ethnic or cultural identity, after leaving their settled territory and migrating to new areas.

Key question – How do diasporas influence cultural diversity and identity, both globally and locally?

Follow this link and enter San Francisco in the search field to see a Chinese diaspora in the US:

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Chinese Diaspora link

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Download and complete this mind-map about how diasporas preserve their culture: diaspora-preserve

and this one about how much the host country adopts:


One of the largest global diasporas – the Irish

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Ireland faces new wave of emigration 2011

Will these Irish migrants be different from the past? 2010

Irish historical records emigrating online 2010

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The Japanese diaspora in Brazil

The Japanese diaspora in Brazil

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