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Encyclopedia > Ethnic enclave

An ethnic enclave, or ethnic neighborhood is a neighborhood, district, or suburb which retains some cultural distinction from a larger, surrounding area. Sometimes an entire city may have such a feel. [citation needed]

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These areas are mostly populated by recent immigrants who have voluntarily chosen to cluster together. There is usually a geographical concentration of residents, businesses and community institutions of a single ethnic group. Historically, the clustering may have been involuntary, as an ethnic ghetto, due to housing discrimination which prevented members of ethnic or religious minorities from settling in other parts of town. [citation needed]


To city residents who are not part of the community, the area is usually a dining and shopping destination and source of "authentic" ethnic food and groceries, such as Chinese cuisine in Chinatowns and Italian restaurants in Little Italys. Chinese cuisine is widely seen as representing one of the richest and most diverse culinary cuisines and heritages in the world. ...


Certain ethnic enclaves may also be promoted as tourist attractions for revenue, sometimes by community business leaders. Services and goods in the area are oriented toward the ethnic group, and the lingua franca for business and social exchanges in the area is the native language of the group. Street signs and business signage may be in the native language or in multiple languages, such as street signs in English and Chinese in Chinatowns. English is also used when conducting transactions with customers outside—even within (especially with American-born descendants of ethnic immigrants) —the ethnic group. A tourist attraction is a place where tourists, foreign and domestic, normally visit. ...


Ethnic enclaves may also be sources of imported goods not easily found or sold in mainstream American retail outlets; for example, Japanese-language popular culture items such as anime may be sold in Little Tokyo, a wide range of ginseng and herbs as well as Hong Kong cinema Video CDs can be purchased in Chinatown and Bollywood blockbuster DVDs can be found in Little India. Enclaves are also sources of ethnic language media and these often provide a different scope of coverage than with mainstream news sources (that might otherwise give scant or no coverage to certain events), such as Chinese-language newspapers (for example, the World Journal) and Yiddish-language newspapers. The ethnic media might focus closely on events in the country of origin and within the ethnic enclaves themselves (such as political rallies in Chinatown) and satellite immigrant communities. Japantown is a common name for Japanese-American or Japanese-Canadian communities in big cities. ... Species Panax ginseng - Chinese Ginseng Panax japonicus - Japanese Ginseng Panax pseudoginseng Panax quinquefolius - American Ginseng Panax vietnamensis Panax is a genus of about five or six species of slow-growing perennial plants with fleshy roots, in the family Araliaceae. ... Video CD (aka VCD, VideoCD, View CD, Compact Disc digital video) is a standard digital format for storing video on a Compact Disc. ... Movie poster for one of Bollywoods most popular films—Sholay (1975) Bollywood (Hindi: बॉलीवुड, Urdu: بالیوڈ) is the informal name given to the popular Mumbai-based Hindi language film industry in India. ... Little India is an ethnic enclave containing a large population of Indian people within a society where the majority of people are not Indian. ... World Journal (Chinese: 世界日報; pinyin: shì jiè rì bào) is a daily Chinese language newspaper serving overseas Chinese in North America. ...


Jewish enclaves may be enclosed in an eruv while Muslim enclaves may have loudspeakers to announce the calls to prayer. Eruv (עירוב) (or Eiruv or Erub) (plural Eruvin) is a Hebrew word meaning mixture, and refers to any of three procedures which allow certain activities in Jewish law which would otherwise be forbidden. ...


Chinatown

Main article: Chinatown
Chinese New Year celebrated in a Chinatown in Paris
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Chinese New Year celebrated in a Chinatown in Paris

A Chinatown is a section of an urban area containing a large population of Chinese people within a city that is not predominantly Chinese. Chinatowns are most common in Southeast Asia and North America. The gate to Montreals Chinatown which has Chinese, Japanese and Korean restaurants inside the complex. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1151x1690, 411 KB) Summary Chinese New Year in the Paris Chinatown. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1151x1690, 411 KB) Summary Chinese New Year in the Paris Chinatown. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country France Région ÃŽle-de-France Département Paris (75) Subdivisions 20 arrondissements Mayor Bertrand Delanoë  (PS) (since 2001) City Statistics Land... The city of Chicago, as seen from the sky A city is an urban area that is differentiated from a town, village, or hamlet by size, population density, importance, or legal status. ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ...


Many Chinatowns have a long history, such as Shinchimachi, the nearly three-century old Chinatown in Nagasaki, Japan, or Yaowarat Road in Bangkok, which was founded by Chinese traders more than 200 years ago. Other Chinatowns are much newer: the Chinatown in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. formed in the 1990s. Most Chinatowns grew without any organized plans set in place, while a very few (such as the one in Las Vegas and a new area outside the city limits of Seoul, South Korea to be completed by late 2005) resulted from deliberate master plans by the Chinatown community overlord (overseer) (sometimes as part of redevelopment projects to better the location). Indeed, many areas of the world are embracing the development and redevelopment (or regeneration) of Chinatowns, such as in Germany, the Netherlands, South Korea, and the United Kingdom. In Ireland and Italy, right-wing ideology and anti-Chinatown sentiments have made efforts at such redevelopment more challenging. Megane-bashi, the Eyeglasses Bridge Nagasaki (長崎市; -shi) is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture located at the south-western coast of Kyushu, Japan. ... Yaowarat Road Bangkoks Chinatown is located on Yaowarat Road in Samphanthawong district. ... Nickname: The Entertainment Capital of the World; Sin City Location of Las Vegas in Nevada Coordinates: County Clark Mayor Oscar B. Goodman(D) Area    - City 131. ... This article is about the U. S. state of Nevada. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Seoul (Sŏul[1] 서울)   is the capital and largest city of South Korea (Republic of Korea). ... In politics, right-wing, the political right, or simply the right, are terms which refer, with no particular precision, to the segment of the political spectrum in opposition to left-wing politics. ...




Little Italy

Main article: Little Italy

Little Italy is a general name for an ethnic enclave populated (or formerly populated) primarily by Italians or people of Italian ancestry. It can also be the name of a specific Italian neighbourhood. Some Italian neighborhoods may have other names, but are colloquially referred to as "Little Italy". Little Italy is a general name for an ethnic enclave populated (or formerly populated) primarily by Italians or people of Italian ancestry. ...




Greektown

Main article: Greektown

Greektown is a general name for an ethnic enclave populated (or formerly populated) primarily by Greeks or people of Greek ancestry. It can also be the name of a specific Greek neighbourhood. Some Greek neighborhoods may have other names (such as Little Athens in Toronto). Greektown is a colloquial English language term used to describe neighborhoods that consist primarily of Greek residents and Greek-themed organizations and businesses. ...




Japantown

Main article: Japantown
Japantown, San Francisco
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Japantown, San Francisco

Japantown is a common name for Japanese American or Japanese Canadian communities in big cities. Alternatively, Japantowns are called Little Tokyos or Nihonmachis (日本町 or 日本街) or J-towns. Liberdade is the Japanese district in Sao Paulo, Brazil. It has the largest Japanese population outside of Japan. Japantown is a common name for official Japanese American or Japanese Canadian communities in big cities. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (500x752, 113 KB) [edit] Summary [edit] Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Ethnic enclave Japantown Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (500x752, 113 KB) [edit] Summary [edit] Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Ethnic enclave Japantown Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital... The commercial district along Geary Boulevard is bookended by the Japan Center pagoda and the AMC Kabuki 8 movie theater complex. ... Serving from 1999 to 2003, Army General Eric Shinseki of Hawaii became the first Asian American military chief of staff. ... A Japanese Canadian is a Canadian of Japanese ancestry. ... Liberdade district, São Paulo, Brazil Liberdade is the name of a district in São Paulo, Brazil. ... This article is about the Brazilian state, São Paulo. ...




Little Saigon

Main article: Little Saigon

Little Saigon is a name given to any of several overseas Vietnamese immigrant and descendant communities outside Vietnam, usually in the United States. There has been relatively little direct immigration to the United States from the northern portions of Vietnam. // Little Saigon is a name given to any of several overseas Vietnamese immigrant and descendant communities outside Vietnam, usually in the United States. ... Overseas Vietnamese (Vietnamese: Việt Kiều), refers to communities of Vietnamese living outside Vietnam in a diaspora. ... Immigration is the act of moving to or settling in another country or region, temporarily or permanently. ...




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Ethnic enclave - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (707 words)
An ethnic enclave, or ethnic neighborhood is a neighborhood, district, or suburb which retains some cultural distinction from a larger, surrounding area.
Certain ethnic enclaves may also be promoted as tourist attractions for revenue, sometimes by community business leaders.
Enclaves are also sources of ethnic language media and these often provide a different scope of coverage than with mainstream news sources (that might otherwise give scant or no coverage to certain events), such as Chinese-language newspapers (for example, the World Journal) and Yiddish-language newspapers.
Enclave and exclave - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1481 words)
In political geography, an enclave is a country or part of a country lying wholly within the boundaries of another[1], and an exclave is one which is politically attached to a larger piece but not actually contiguous with it.
Enclaves may be created for a variety of historical, political or geographical reasons.
Ethnic enclaves are communities of an ethnic group inside an area where another ethnic group predominates.
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