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boat peopleplural noun

/ˈboʊt ˌpi·pəl/
people who have left their country by boat, usually in the hope of finding safety in another place
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in Chinese (Simplified) (乘船出逃的)难民,船民…
in Chinese (Traditional) (乘船出逃的)難民,船民…
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