Burakumin

[boor-uh-koo-min]
plural noun
(in Japan) the members of a large social minority who have traditionally been considered outcasts.

Origin:
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)

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To burakumin
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: buraida
Next Definition: buran
Words Near: burakumin
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for burakumin
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing burakumin
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Example sentences for burakumin
The declaration portrayed the burakumin ancestors as manly martyrs of industry.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature