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An orphanage in Johor, Malaysia.

An orphanage is an institution that takes in and cares for orphans.[1] It can also mean the state of being an orphan.[1]

Historically it was very often the church or the state who cared for orphans.[source?] Children in orphanages may have suffered from child abuse or trauma from their parents.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Macmillan Dictionary for Students Macmillan, Pan Ltd. (1981), page 711. Retrieved 2010-7-21.