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refugee

noun [C] uk   us   /ˌref.jʊˈdʒiː/
B2 a person who has escaped from their own country for political, religious, or economic reasons or because of a war: Thousands of refugees fled across the border.
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in Korean 난민, 망명자…
in Arabic لاجيء…
in Portuguese refugiado, -a…
in Catalan refugiat, -ada…
in Japanese 難民, 亡命者…
in Italian rifugiato, -a…
in Chinese (Traditional) 難民, 避難者, 逃亡者…
in Russian беженец…
in Turkish sığınmacı, mülteci…
in Chinese (Simplified) 难民, 避难者, 逃亡者…
in Polish uchodźca…
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