Sunday, 2 September 2012

Words and Phrases - Ghetto

Ghetto

Meaning : A part of the city like a slum area or overcrowded urban area occupied by particular ethnic groups.

Origin : Italian. The word was derived from word "borghetto" first time used in Venice for Jewish people living outside the Italian city. "Gheto" in Venetian means "waste". So dictionaries offer a many possible origins for the word.






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