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A rock that was transported a great distance from its original deposition by some tectonic process, generally related to overthrusting, recumbent folding, or gravity sliding.
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an organism inhabiting some locality which, unlike an autochthon, arose in the course of evolution in some other place. It reached the regions inhabited at the present time by migrating from its own original center of distribution. For example, the opossum and several hummingbird species are allochthons of North America, which they entered from South America.

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While issues such as social contacts with autochthones (of Dutch descent: autochtonen) and attitudes toward the Dutch society of "allochthones" (of non-Dutch descent: allochtonen) were already present in the minority reports of the 1990s, institutions such as SCP, CBS, and WODC started to include chapters on "socio-cultural integration" in the annual reports of 2005 until 2010.
The Dutch way of classification of on the one hand "autochthonous Dutch" and on the other hand "allochthones" is widely accepted and applied in political debates, administrative practices, and the broader public discourse (Yanow and Van der Haar, 2012).
The SCP describes "integration" in its Annual Report of 2005 as: "Many definitions of 'integration' are possible, however in general one can say that integration refers to the degree of participation by allochthones in the host society" (SCP, 2005; our translation).
The shift from the alliance made by Houphouet with Dyula notables in the time of decolonization to their subaltern role in the construction of the post-colony, ending with their representation as 'essential allochthones' during the Bedie regime, replicates file ambiguous attitudes of colonial authorities.
Im wesentlichen geht es dabei um die Frage, ob der Renarrativ ein allochthones oder autochthones Phanomen darstellt, was nach dem gegenwartigen Stand der wissenschaftlichen Forschung noch nicht bewiesen werden kann und auch nicht die Aufgabe dieses Beitrags sein soll.