boat people
noun plural Date: 1977 refugees fleeing by boat

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  • Boat people — 132 boat people haïtiens entassés sur une petite embarcation et interceptés par un navire américain. Les boat people (construit à partir des mots anglais « bateau » et « gens ») sont des migrants qui fuient leur pays pour des… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • boat people — ● boat people nom invariable Dans les pays où l émigration est interdite, migrant clandestin qui s enfuit par mer sur des embarcations de fortune. boat people n. inv. Réfugié qui quitte avec un groupe son pays sur un bateau de fortune, spécial.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Boat-People — Boat|peo|ple, Boat Peo|ple [ boʊtpi:pl̩ ] <Pl.> [engl. boat people, aus: boat = Boot u. people = Menschen]: mit Booten geflohene [vietnamesische] Flüchtlinge; Bootsflüchtlinge …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Boat People — Boat|peo|ple, (auch:) Boat Peo|ple [ boʊt pi:pl] <Pl.> [engl. boat people, aus: boat = Boot u. people = Menschen]: mit Booten geflohene [vietnamesische] Flüchtlinge; Bootsflüchtlinge …   Universal-Lexikon

  • boat\ people — [ botpipɶl ] n. m. inv. • 1979; mots angl. « gens des bateaux » ♦ Anglic. (surtout plur.) Réfugiés politiques fuyant leur pays sur des bateaux. Les boat people …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • boat people — boat ,people noun plural people who arrive by boat in a country where they hope they will be allowed to live after escaping from their own country …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • boat people — boat .people n [plural] people who escape from bad conditions in their country in small boats →↑refugees …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • boat people — / bəʊt pi:pl/, it. /bɔt pipl/ locuz. ingl. (propr. gente dei battelli ), usata in ital. come s.m. invar. (giorn.) [gente che abbandona il proprio paese in massa su imbarcazioni di fortuna] ▶◀ ‖ fuggiaschi, fuoriusciti, profughi …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • boat-people — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 7}}[wym. bout pipl] {{/stl 7}}{{stl 8}}rz. mos, blp, ndm {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} ludzie uciekający drogą morską na łódkach, prymitywnych tratwach itp. z niektórych krajów komunistycznych (zwłaszcza z Wietnamu) do innych państw… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • boat people — ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ refugees who have left a country by sea …   English terms dictionary

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