Definition of Amalgamation
Example of Amalgamation
- American English – /uh-malguh-mAY-shuhn/
- British English – /uh-malguh-mAY-shuhn/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /əˌmælgəˈmeɪʃən/
- British English – /əˌmælɡəˈmeɪʃən/
- Plural: amalgamations
- Amalgamation creates a “melting pot” and is achieved partly through miscegenation, which is intermarriage between different ethnicities.
- The process of amalgamation often takes several generations.
- Also called hybridization.
- cultural contact
- social acceptance
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