Meaning of Issei

Is•sei

Pronunciation: (ēs'sā'), [key]
— pl. -sei.
  1. a Japanese who immigrated to the U.S. or Canada after 1907 and was not eligible until 1952 for citizenship.
  2. any Japanese immigrant to the U.S.
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