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Xenophobia is the fear of foreigners. The word comes from the Greek words ξένος (xenos), meaning "strange", "foreigner", and φόβος (phobos), meaning "fear". The effects of xenophobia includes a fear of losing identity, suspicion of its activities, aggression, and desire to eliminate its presence to secure a presumed purity. Xenophobes fear especially immigrants, which can lead to hostile and violent reactions like rioting, mass expulsion of immigrants, pogroms or in other cases, genocide. A physically, emotional, or economically negative experience within an ethnic group can lead to xenophobia, like imitations or getting repulses from them.