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[boo r-uh-koo-min]
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plural noun
  1. (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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