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The Polish diaspora refers to Poles who live outside Poland . The Polish diaspora is also known in modern Polish language as Polonia, which is the name for Poland in Latin and in many other Romance languages. There are roughly 20 million people of Polish ancestry living outside Poland , making the Polish diaspora one of the largest in the world , as well as one of the most widely dispersed. Reasons for this displacement vary from border shifts, forced expulsions and resettlement, to political and economic emigration. Major populations of Polish ancestry can be found in their native home region of Central Europe and many other European countries , as well as abroad in the Americas , Australasia, and South Africa . Polish communities are present in most Asian and African countries .