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