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1A portion of territory within or surrounded by a larger territory whose inhabitants are culturally or ethnically distinct.
area of land, area, region, enclaveView synonyms
- ‘Should we instead be encouraging the foundation of a series of autonomous, loosely interdependent ethnic enclaves?’
- ‘Deep suspicions and fears continue to divide the people into ethnic enclaves.’
- ‘Most islands are multiethnic, with large and small groups forming geographical enclaves.’
- ‘So far we've left the struggle to a few dedicated activists in ethnic enclaves.’
- ‘For example, not all immigrants resided in ethnic enclaves close to ethnic retail outlets.’
- ‘While casinos were illegal in Hong Kong, they had taken deep root in the old Portuguese enclave.’
- ‘But ethnic enclaves, unions, and competing values contributed to distinct cultures of consumption.’
- ‘San Marino is an Independent republic and enclave within northern Italy, with a population of 46,500.’
- ‘In large urban areas, distinct ethnic enclaves such as the Polish, Irish, Jewish, and Italian communities persisted.’
- ‘Because of its close proximity to work, immigrants settled on the Lower East Side, forming ethnic enclaves.’
- ‘Isolated European ethnic enclaves and insulated enclaves of privilege, however, have seen their boundaries opened.’
- ‘They settled in metropolitan areas including Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago, and formed organized ethnic enclaves throughout the nation.’
- ‘A world reputation for jobs, and a ‘welcome to the neighbourhood’ attitude has historically created a city of immigrants and ethnic enclaves.’
- ‘Delegates at the assembly were careful to emphasise that they didn't seek independence, but a semi-autonomous enclave within a federal Iraq.’
- ‘A century ago, in a multi-cultural America comprised of separate cultural enclaves, ethnic groups were more involved in the affairs of their own communities than the larger society.’
- ‘Liberals see immigrant communities as ethnic enclaves that retard the development of American individualism.’
- ‘Several Jewish enclaves already existed within the Holy Roman Empire (from Prague to Frankfurt) well before the sixteenth century.’
- 1.1 A place or group that is different in character from those surrounding it.‘the engineering department is traditionally a male enclave’
- ‘The result in some areas is social cleansing, with the rich creating exclusive enclaves.’
- ‘Planners have approved the building of 27 new homes to replace four detached houses in an exclusive leafy enclave.’
- ‘The novella is about masculine middle-age, with Victorian males hurrying into their enclaves or laboratories to escape all kinds of ever-present threats, such as the new woman.’
- ‘So I resolve that I, personally, will foil the United States Secret Service and force my way into the secret enclaves of the Republican Party.’
- ‘Television programs are resumed within this privileged enclave, and a semblance of normality returns within the walls of Bognor.’
- ‘Moving to London in 1859, he settled in Chelsea, an artists' enclave, in 1863.’
- ‘The 1st District, which reaches out to the eastern tip of Long Island, is a mix of posh resort towns and working-class enclaves.’
- ‘Peter has found his niche nestled in a small coastal enclave in central California.’
- ‘However, while large parts of the world continue to be enclaves of extreme hardship and poverty, despair will take root.’
- ‘He declined to give details on who the passengers were except to say they were from a nursing home in Bellaire, an upscale enclave within Houston.’
- ‘Local campaigns have stopped motorways being built and have created working class housing enclaves against the wishes of the property developers.’
- ‘Communities are crucial for the formation and maintenance of moral values whereas lifestyle enclaves are not.’
- ‘Then, within their protected virtual enclaves, they declare these things to be the norm.’
- ‘The efforts of these local activists helped to establish enclaves of black power.’
- ‘Several smaller regions in the South and Midwest are veritable working class enclaves with 40 to 50 percent or more of their workforce in the traditional industrial occupations.’
- ‘Some people decamp to quieter beautiful places, enclaves still not discovered, off the beaten path.’
- ‘And those who live in refurbished parts of inner cities have enclaves of their own.’
- ‘Located in an exclusive residential enclave, the Sheraton Towers has more than 300 rooms.’
- ‘Within a predominantly corporate enclave, it introduces an informal, occasionally light-hearted and distinctly local emphasis.’
- ‘It tells us that capitalism will not allow enclaves of socialism to exist, be it a hippy commune or an island of socialism.’
Mid 19th century: from French, from Old French enclaver enclose, dovetail based on Latin clavis key.
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