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ethnic group

A group of people who share a common race, religion, language, or other characteristic.
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Noun1.ethnic group - people of the same race or nationality who share a distinctive cultureethnic group - people of the same race or nationality who share a distinctive culture
group, grouping - any number of entities (members) considered as a unit
ethnic minority - a group that has different national or cultural traditions from the majority of the population
Azeri - an ethnic group living in Azerbaijan
Bengali - an ethnic group speaking Bengali and living in Bangladesh and eastern India
Flemish - an ethnic group speaking Flemish and living in northern and western Belgium
Hebrews, Israelites - the ethnic group claiming descent from Abraham and Isaac (especially from Isaac's son Jacob); the nation whom God chose to receive his revelation and with whom God chose to make a covenant (Exodus 19)
Mbundu, Ovimbundu - an ethnic group speaking Umbundu and living in western Angola
Tadzhik, Tajik - an ethnic group (mostly Moslem) living in Tajikistan and neighboring areas of Uzbekistan and Afghanistan and China
Walloons - an ethnic group speaking a dialect of French and living in southern and eastern Belgium and neighboring parts of France
Abo, Aboriginal, Australian Aborigine, native Australian, Aborigine - a dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrived
Kurd - a member of a largely pastoral Islamic people who live in Kurdistan; the largest ethnic group without their own state
Igbo - a member of the largest ethnic group in southeastern Nigeria; "most Igbo are farmers"
Nubian - a native or inhabitant of Nubia; "Nubians now form an ethnic minority in Egypt"
Translations
etnisk gruppe
ethniegroupe ethnique
etnikum
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The survey also found increasing age, Igbo and Yoruba ethnic groups and illiteracy were linked to the disease.
Only 24% of white British schoolboys gain five A*-Cs including English and Maths in their end of secondary school exams - making them the worst performing of the main ethnic groups in the country.
There are significant differences regarding the distribution of the poor from the different ethnic groups depending on their economic activity, noted experts from the institute.
And he called the cease-fire that it reached last October between the government and only eight of more than two dozen ethnic groups "a meager result.
The type of state and the behavior and action of its leadership influence and shape the manner in which different ethnic groups interact and operate in a shared space such as South Sudan.
A new nation-wide television channel may be created in Kazakhstan next year targeted at nurturing friendship between different ethnic groups living in Kazakhstan.
Different ethnic groups differ significantly by their age range.
New Zealand's ethnic groups continue to increase in numbers, and the latest report from Statistics New Zealand indicates that there are more ethnic groups now that countries in the world.
Author Minahan has written other reference works on ethnic groups
Objective: To assess the breast-feeding condition based on economic status among primary school children and comparison between Turkman and non-Turkman ethnic groups in northern Iran in 2010.
Ethnic groups communicate with each other only when it comes to the market and legislation.
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: Vice-president Tariq al-Hashimi announced today that "Islamic identity" of Iraq does not negate its multi-ethnic groups, because it the country of Muslims, Christians, Subbis, Mena'is, and other regions and ethnic groups, according to a statement.

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