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Difference between Boat people and River people

boat peoplerefugees who attempt to flee their country by putting out to sea in a small boat:

  • Most people were never aware that a great number of the boat people died on the ocean.

river people—(Austral.) the Barkindji (an Aboriginal nation) who lived along the Darling River in western New South Wales:

  • The riverboat trade began around 1853, at which time the lifestyles of the river people were disturbed irreversibly.