What do you call humorously or in casual English a country / city which is comprised of many races from various provinces of the same country or other countries? Is there any specific term, expression or idiom to explain a such a place which is made up of many races in which you rarely would find local people who were born there?

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    As usual I ask, and not really expecting an answer: "Does a word for this exist in your native language or any other language that you know?" Have you tried a bilingual dictionary.
    – James K
    May 26, 2019 at 10:03

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Metaphorically a "melting pot"

New York is the typical example of a melting pot, although this is sometimes challenged as there are lots of people with different ethnic backgrounds, but not all groups mix socially.

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