Emigration is the act o leavin ane's resident kintra wi the intent tae settle ensewhaur.[1] Conversely, immigration describes the muivement o persons intae ane kintra frae anither.[2] Baith are acts o migration athort naitional boondaries.

The Last of England bi Ford Madox Brown, depictin emigrants leavin Ingland
Affiche émigration JP au BR-déb. XXe s..jpg


  1. "emigration - definition of emigration in English from the Oxford dictionary". oxforddictionaries.com.
  2. "immigration: definition of immigration in Oxford dictionary (American English) (US)". oxforddictionaries.com.