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Define Community

a group of people who are in close contact and who share common interests and values

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Neighbourhood

a local area within which people live as neighbours, sharing living space and interests

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Census

an official count of the population to find out about the changes taking place

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emigration

leaving your homeland to live in another country

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ethnic

someone's cultural background

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immigration

coming to another country to live there

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minority

a small part of a larger group of people

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tolerant

open-minded, accepting

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asylum seeker

someone who says he or she is a refugee, but whose claim has not yet been definitively evaluated

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Commonwealth

a voluntary group of independent countries, some of which were former British colonies

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economic migrant

a person who travels from one country or area to another in order to improve their standard of living

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European Union

a group of 28 countries which work together in fields such as the environment, social issues, the economy and trade

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refugee

aa person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster

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economy

this is made up of all the organisations that provide goods and services, and all the individuals and organisations that buy them

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entrepreneur

a person who sets up a business and takes on financial risks in the hope of making a profit

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diversity

the range of different groups that make up a wider population

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integration

bringing different groups of people together in society

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identity

who or what someone/something is

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identity card

a card that establishes someone's identity

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multiple identity

when a person feels they have more than one identity

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discrimination

treating someone less favourably because of the colour of their skin, ethnic origins, age, gender or disability

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harassment

repeatedly threatening, humiliating or pestering someone

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respect

showing consideration for someone's feelings, wishes or rights

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United Nations

an international organisation that tries to encourage peace, cooperation and friendship between countries

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victimisation

discriminating against someone unfairly

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homophobic

fearing or hating gay or bisexual people

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inclusive education

schooling that involves everyone, regardless of disability or non-disability

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racism

the idea that some people of different origins are not as good as others

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compensation

making amends for something; something given to make good a loss

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community cohesion

creating a community where there is a sense of belonging for all communities and people's different backgrounds are valued