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Meaning of “boat people” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of boat people from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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boat peopleplural noun

 /ˈboʊt ˌpi·pəl/
people who have ​lefttheircountry by boat, usually in the ​hope of ​findingsafety in another ​place
(Definition of boat people from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “boat people”
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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