ethnic cleansing

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ethnic cleansing

n.
The systematic elimination of an ethnic group or groups from a region or society, as by deportation, forced emigration, or genocide.

ethnic cleansing

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) euphemistic the violent removal by one ethnic group of other ethnic groups from the population of a particular area: used esp of the activities of Serbs against Croats and Muslims in the former Yugoslavia

eth′nic cleans′ing


n.
the elimination of an unwanted ethnic group or groups from a society, as by genocide or forced emigration.
[1990–95]

ethnic cleansing

The deliberate removal or killing of a minority ethnic group within a country by a dominant ethnic group.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ethnic cleansing - the mass expulsion and killing of one ethnic or religious group in an area by another ethnic or religious group in that area
group action - action taken by a group of people
Translations
етническо прочистване
neteja ètnica
etnisk udrensning
ethnische Säuberung
limpieza étnica
etniline puhastus
etninen puhdistus
טיהור אתני
etnikai tisztogatás
pulizia etnica
民族浄化
민족청소
etnische zuivering
etnisk rensning
czystka etniczna
epurare etnică
etnično čiščenje
етничко чишћење
etnisk rensning
etnik temizlik
етнічна чистка

ethnic cleansing

n (euph)ethnische Säuberung

ethnic cleansing

npulizia etnica
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The ultimate strategy is to ethnically cleanse Abyei, similar to what the regime has done in parts of Darfur," Prendergast said.
If your correspondents want to defend the rights of states to persecute and ethnically cleanse their citizens, then that is another argument and not in line with Robin Cook's excellent exposition of an ethical foreign policy.
The prosecution's two-day opening statement at the hearing in The Hague portrayed Karadzic as the supreme commander of a brutal campaign to ethnically cleanse Muslims and Croats from Bosnian Serb claimed territory.
As Israel announced a major peace summit scheduled for next week, the Palestinian Authority Sunday issued an official pamphlet repeatedly referring to Israel as the "hated entity," while accusing Jews of plotting to ethnically cleanse the region of Arabs.
This is straight out of Orwell, turning the real Israeli refusal to allow the Palestinians the right to live freely on their own traditional territory, steadily abusing, humiliating and pushing them out, into a mythical threat to the existence of a powerful state that continues to ethnically cleanse with the approval and under the protection of the superpower.