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 (trăns-mī′grənt, trănz-)
1. One that transmigrates.
2. One in transit through a country on the way to the country in which one intends to settle.
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(trænzˈmaɪɡrənt; ˈtrænzmɪɡrənt)
an emigrant on the way to the country of immigration
passing through from one place or stage to another
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(trænsˈmaɪ grənt, trænz-)

1. a person passing through a country or place on the way to the place in which he or she intends to settle.
2. passing from one place or state to another.
[1665–75; < Latin trānsmigrant-, s. of trānsmigrāns, present participle of trānsmigrāre to depart, migrate. See trans-, migrant]
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"From Immigrant to Transmigrant: Theorizing Transnational Migration." Anthropological Quarterly 68, no.
For instance, see Glick-Schiller, Basch, and Szanton Blanc, "From Immigrant to Transmigrant"; and Levitt, DeWind, and Vertovec, "International Perspectives."
I thus became a transmigrant. My life is shaped by the links I made through my transnational identity between Cuba and Mexico, going back and forth from one place to the other-- and belonging in them both.
Zongo people assert a sort of 'transmigrant citizenship', which is only partially recognized by the Ghanaian government.
Impacted and transmigrant mandibular canines incidence, aetiology, and treatment: a systematic review.
(5) As elsewhere, the transmigrant population grows in tandem with restructuring processes to render labour more "flexible" in relation to capital (Yeoh, 2006).
Tortillas and Tomatoes: Transmigrant Mexican Harvesters in Canada.
Transmigrant mandibular canines: a record of 28 cases and a retrospective review of the literature.
An Empirical study of languaging and transmigrant positions in the virtual classroom.
In this article, I examine initiation into crack-cocaine among transmigrant men who become agricultural workers in the southern United States.