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unpeople

[uhn-pee-puh l] /ʌnˈpi pəl/
verb (used with object), unpeopled, unpeopling.
1.
to deprive of people; depopulate.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; un-2 + people

unperson

[uhn-pur-suh n] /ˈʌnˈpɜr sən/
noun
1.
a public figure, especially in a totalitarian country, who, for political or ideological reasons, is not recognized or mentioned in government publications or records or in the news media.
2.
a person accorded no recognition or consideration by another or by a specific group.
Origin
un-1 + person; introduced in George Orwell's novel 1984 (1949)
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British Dictionary definitions for un people

unpeople

/ʌnˈpiːpəl/
verb
1.
(transitive) to empty of people

unperson

/ˈʌnpɜːsən/
noun
1.
a person whose existence is officially denied or ignored
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