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Burakumin

[boo r-uh-koo-min] /ˈbʊər əˌku mɪn/
plural noun
1.
(in Japan) the members of a large social minority who have traditionally been considered outcasts.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; < Japanese, equivalent to buraku settlement, ghetto (< Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese bùlùo (or bùlào) settlement, village) + -min people (< Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese mín)
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  • The declaration portrayed the Burakumin ancestors as manly martyrs of industry.

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