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 statement goes on to say that in Central Bosnia alone 85,141 Croats were displaced by the Bosniak side, 2751 Croats were killed, out of which 468 civilians, 2402 children were left without one or both parents, 3098 Croats become invalids, , 10,500 homes were destroyed, as well as 43 churches and several hundreds of tombstones destroyed or desecrated, while n the Travnik Municipality 28 villages in which Croats lived were completely ethnically cleansed, including the suffering of Croats in Novi Travnik, Vitez, Busovaca, Bugojno, Uskoplje, Fojnica, Zenica, Kakanj, Vares Kiseljak and Kresevo.
Jerusalem is Zarnouqa, the village from which my family together with thousands of villagers, were ethnically cleansed in 1948 in order to make room for Ashkenazi Jews from Eastern Europe, a pure Jewish state, similar to Apartheid South Africa and other settler-colonies, one that does not grant you citizenship unless you are born to a Jewish mother.
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