[ boor-uh-koo-min ]

plural noun
  1. (in Japan) the members of a large social minority who have traditionally been considered outcasts.

Origin of Burakumin

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)

Words Nearby Burakumin

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