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Intercultural Communication | CommGAP InterCultural CommunICatIonDefining Intercultural CommunicationIntercultural communication takes place when individuals influenced by different cultural communities negotiate shared meanings in interaction.1 What counts as intercultural communication depends in part on what one considers a culture, and the definition of culture itself is quite contestable. Some authori-ties limit the term “intercultural communication” to refer only to communication among individuals from different nationalities.2 Other authorities, in contrast, expand the notion of intercultural communication to encompass inter-ethnic, inter-religious, and even inter-regional communication, as well as communication among individuals of different sexual orientations.3,4 In this sense, all interactions can be arrayed along some continuum of “interculturalness.”5 interactions are most highly intercultural when individuals’ group identities are most salient in determining the values, p...