Migration and Home Affairs

exodus

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Definition(s)

Movements in groups (isolated and sporadic) out of a country of origin in large numbers or of a section of the community at a given time.

Source(s)

IOM Glossary on Migration, 2nd ed., 2011

Translations

  • BG: no usual translation
  • CS: exodus
  • DE: Exodus
  • EL: (μαζική) έξοδος
  • EN: exodus
  • ES: éxodo
  • ET: massiline väljaränne
  • FI: joukkopako
  • FR: exode / fuite massive
  • GA: imeacht
  • HU: kivándorlás
  • IT: esodo
  • LT: egzodas
  • LV: masveida izceļošana
  • MT: Eżodu
  • NL: uittocht / exodus
  • PL: exodus
  • PT: êxodo
  • RO: exod
  • SK: exodus / hromadný odchod
  • SL: eksodus / množična emigracija
  • SV: massflykt
  • NO: masseutvandring / masseflukt

Note(s)

A similar definition is also used in the UNHCR International Thesaurus of Refugee Terminology definition.