The Globetrotter’s Glossary: Word of the Day is Interimmigrant


 

Interimmigrant (n.)

Variables: Interimmigration, Interimmigrancy.

Roots: Interim & Immigrant (Click on the links to find the meanings of the root words on Merriam-Webster Dictionary).

Definition: A person who has–voluntarily or involuntarily–come to live in a new country or space possibly only for an interim.

Example: Michael Corleone’s exile or interim-immigration to Corleone, in Sicily, is ironic because it happens to be the birthplace of his father, and the village from which he takes his name; but even then he is at best an interimmigrant, on the road to reclaiming his Italianate aesthetics in an American identity.

 

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Coldnoon Bureau

Coldnoon (International Journal of Travel Writing & Travelling Cultures) is a refereed, international and interdisciplinary online and print journal that publishes poetry, research papers and nonfiction on the subjects of travel, literary and human geography, psychogeography, and new perspectives on spatiality and travel.

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