Words: Genocide, Rohingya, affect, effect, listening


The deliberate and systematic extermination of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation.

Wikipedia – Genocide is intentional action to destroy a people (usually defined as an ethnic, national, racial, or religious group) in whole or in part. The hybrid word “genocide” is a combination of the Greek word genos (“race, people”) and the Latin suffix – cide (“Act of Killing”). The United Nations Genocide Convention, which was established in 1948, defines genocide as “acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group.

Rohingya people:

Wikipedia – The Rohingya people are a stateless Indo-Aryan people from Rakhine State, Myanmar. There were an estimated 1 million Rohingya living in Myanmar before the 2016-2017 crisis.

Affect: Means to influence or to produce a change in something.

Effect: Is a noun, and it means the result of a change.


To pay attention to someone or something in order to hear what is being said.

Wikipedia – Semiotician Roland Barthes characterized the distinction between listening and hearing as “Hearing is a physiological phenomenon, listening is a psychological act.”…In contrast listening is the interpretive action taken by the listener in order to understand and potentially make meaning out of sound waves.

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5 thoughts on “Words: Genocide, Rohingya, affect, effect, listening

    1. todallychris Post author

      Hello Linda,
      We were able to get the movie at our local library. It is the type of movie that grips your heart.
      Hope you are able to see it.

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