Acculturation Law and Legal Definition

Acculturation is a process by which immigrants are expected to learn the cultural patterns of the country of migration. In this process, immigrants are expected to learn the language, cultural values, and practices of the country of immigration.

Acculturation is defined as the process of absorbing new cultural traits, especially by transference from another group or people. [MENOMINEE TRIBE OF INDIANS, 1978 U.S. Ct. Cl. LEXIS 793 (Ct. Cl. 1978)]. It simply refers to the modification of the culture of a person or a group of people as result of a contact with a new culture.