n.— «A professor in Hawaii, however, had given it the old college try. He terms it “anaspora.” “The stem for ‘diaspora’ is speirein, meaning to scatter, and the prefix dia means apart. An antonym for ‘diaspora’ might take the form of anaspora, using the suffix an- or ana-, in the sense of ‘not’ or ‘backward’ as in ‘anachronism,’ ‘analogy,’ ‘anonymous’ or ‘anomaly.’ Those who have not scattered from home are in anaspora,” he explains. Sadly, he concludes, anaspora remains a neologism, an invented word without cachet.» —“Giving back to the homeland” by Ces Rodriguez ABS-CBN (Philippines) Sept. 13, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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