Wednesday, April 22, 2009


EXPAT is an abreviated reference to expatriate, a foreigner resident, a person temporarily or permanently residing in a country or within a culture other than where that person was originally native or born and raised -- sometimes mistaken with "EX-PATRIOT" but this is derived from the Latin, EX - out of - and PATRIA - country or fatherland. Some famous examples of American EXPATRIATES would include writer Ernest Hemingway living first in Spain during that country's civil war and later in Paris, France during WWII; African-American singer and entertainer Josephine Baker living in Paris during the 1920s; and rock musician Jim Morrison living in Paris during the 1960s.
According to the U.S. State Department there are now over 250,000 U.S. citizens currently living in the Philippines.

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