[ uh-sim-uh-ley-shuh-niz-uh m ]
/ əˌsɪm əˈleɪ ʃəˌnɪz əm /
the practice or policy of assimilating or encouraging the assimilation of people from all ethnic groups and cultures of origin: In the 1900s, some immigrants at first resisted the assimilationism of the New World.
Who Are The Sioux & Why Are They Losing Their Language?We are shining the spotlight on the languages of the Sioux, and the growing movement to preserve and reinvigorate these rich but endangered tongues.
Which Words Did English Take From Other Languages?English—is one of the most incredible, flavorfully-complex melting pots of linguistic ingredients from other countries. These linguistic ingredients are called loanwords that have been borrowed and incorporated into English. The loanwords are oftentimes so common now, the foreign flavor has been completely lost.
Related formsas·sim·i·la·tion·ist, noun, adjective
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