AskDefine | Define migratory

Dictionary Definition

migratory adj
1 used of animals that move seasonally; "migratory birds" [ant: nonmigratory]
2 habitually moving from place to place especially in search of seasonal work; "appalled by the social conditions of migrant life"; "migratory workers" [syn: migrant]

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  1. (of birds, etc) that migrate



(of birds, etc) that migrate

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Extensive Definition

Human Migration

  • Human migration, a person or animal leaving its own home to go to a new place or residence.

Historical Migrations

Types of Migration

  • Emigration, leaving one's native country to live in another
  • Immigration, arriving to live in a new country
  • Chain migration, the mechanism by which foreign nationals are allowed to immigrate due to the acquired citizenship of an adult relative
  • Forced migration, the coerced movement of a person or persons away from their home or home region
  • Free migration, a belief that people should be able to migrate to whatever country they choose, free of substantial barriers
  • Illegal immigration, immigration that defies the laws of the arrival country
  • Mass migrations, the movement of a large group of people from one geographical area to another
  • Political migration, a migration motivated primarily by political interests
  • Rural-urban migration, the moving of people from rural areas into cities
  • Seasonal human migration, Migration which is held by season changes
  • The activity of nomads, communities that continually move from one place to another

Animal Migration

Most animal migrations involve seasonal movements to an area for breeding.

Other Migrations




Body Modification

  • Piercing migration, a process that occurs when a body piercing moves from its initial location


Migration of Music

  • All musicians are always trying to make the most authentic and/or original music possible. Although it constantly appears as though music from one place is being linked back to another music that is foreign to the area. It goes along the lines of Conservation of Energy, music never really changes it is just reconfigured and recompiled to create a new form. A great example of migrating music is dance hall and reggae from Jamaica and how it changed into reggaeton for Puerto Rico. “…Reggaeton calls attention to the centrality of black culture and the migration of peoples and ideas in and out of Puerto Rico…” The immigration was from both Jamaica and Africa. The music moved from one place to another and the new region and culture took in dance hall and reggae and turned it into reggaeton.


migratory in Czech: Migrace
migratory in German: Migration
migratory in Spanish: Migración (desambiguación)
migratory in French: Migration
migratory in Croatian: Migracija
migratory in Hebrew: נדידה
migratory in Kannada: ವಲಸೆ
migratory in Latvian: Migrācija
migratory in Lithuanian: Migracija
migratory in Dutch: Migratie
migratory in Japanese: 渡り
migratory in Polish: Migracja
migratory in Portuguese: Migração
migratory in Russian: Миграция
migratory in Serbian: Миграције (биологија)
migratory in Finnish: Migraatio

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