Definition of outmigrant in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈaʊtmʌɪɡrənt/


A person who has migrated from one place to another, especially within a country.
Example sentences
  • In the face of these challenges, villagers mobilized all the weapons in their arsenal in order both to ‘extort’ money from outmigrants and to control and, if necessary, to discipline them.
  • Migration ‘efficiency,’ the ratio of net to gross migration, was extremely low, only around 5 percent - something often not apparent from the data until the underenumeration of outmigrants was corrected after the next census.
  • Most outmigrants are unmarried youths or adult couples with young children who intend to stay away permanently.



Example sentences
  • The outcome, however, of a soon-to-be-obsolescent Southern economy, outmigration, and, perhaps, of reconciliation hardly would have been more tortuous than the outcome that did, actually, occur.
  • How many more years before outmigration from the Northeast and upper Midwest renders those states politically irrelevant?
  • This outmigration exceeded 10 percent and included especially the young and the well educated.
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