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n:Someone who has left their home far away and feels lost in their new environment, however when they go back home, they find the new environment has changed them so they now feel lost in both places.
The word originates from the life of Minik Wallace, one of six Inuit brought to the USA from Greenland in 1897 by explorer Robert Peary.
“When I went home for Thanksgiving, I felt like a minik, it had been so long.”

“Since I’ve moved here, I’m a minik in everything I do. Totally displaced.”

"You grew up here and you forgot where the market is? You’re such a minik!”
#transplanted #relocated #uprooted #displaced #deracinated
by Multidisciplinary TKBL January 11, 2009
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