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xenophobia

 [zen″o-fo´be-ah]
irrational fear of strangers.

xen·o·pho·bi·a

(zen'ō-fō'bē-ă),
Abnormal fear of strangers or foreigners.
[xeno- + G. phobos, fear]

xenophobia

/xeno·pho·bia/ (-fo´be-ah) irrational fear of strangers.

xenophobia

[-fō′bē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, xenos + phobos, fear
an anxiety disorder characterized by a pervasive, irrational fear or uneasiness in the presence of strangers, especially foreigners, or in new surroundings.

xenophobia

Psychiatry An abnormal/morbid fear of strangers or foreigners. See Phobia.

xen·o·pho·bi·a

(zen'ō-fō'bē-ă)
Morbid fear of strangers or foreigners.
[xeno- + G. phobos, fear]

xenophobia (zēˈ·nō·fōˑ·bē·),

n an irrational fear of foreigners or strangers.

xen·o·pho·bi·a

(zen'ō-fō'bē-ă)
Morbid fear of strangers or foreigners.
[xeno- + G. phobos, fear]

xenophobia (zen´əfō´bēə),

n an anx-iety disorder characterized by a pervasive, irrational fear or uneasiness in the presence of strangers, especially foreigners, or in new surroundings.
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In his book Insiders and Outsiders: citizenship and xenophobia in contemporary Southern Africa, Francis Nyamnjoh lists the arrests of people for being 'too black' or having a 'foreign name,' or, in one case, 'walking like a Mozambican' (Nyamnjoh 2006: 51).
Jonathan: I actually said, the xenophobia that happens, the attacks, I wasn't affected by those ones, but every day in South Africa here, every single day, I am affected verbally or physically every day, it happens.
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The emphasis is on anti-Semitism rather than xenophobia.
The last section examines perceptions of, and reactions to, German antisemitism and xenophobia in Jewish communities, in the United States, and within German society itself.
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Yildirim: Increasing racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia and other discrimination in our age are marginalising people and making societies more divided and fragile.