Definition of transmigrant in English:



  • A person passing through a country or region in the course of emigrating to another region.

    • ‘Some 35 families are local resettlers (Irian Jaya families), while the rest are transmigrants from Java.’
    • ‘The transmigrants, mostly from overcrowded areas of urban Java, were generally dumped in the jungle with a few hundred dollars and told to farm.’
    • ‘The government provided facilities to the transmigrants.’
    • ‘Since 1945, Austria has accepted immigrants, refugees, and transmigrants seeking political asylum from Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union.’
    • ‘Living outside the biosphere are mostly transmigrants and the indigenous people that capitalists from the city often hire to fell trees in the forest.’


Early 17th century: from Latin transmigrant- migrating across from the verb transmigrare (see transmigrate).