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
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) 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

ethnic cleansing

n (euph)ethnische Säuberung

ethnic cleansing

npulizia etnica
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5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an historic visit to the United Nations Security Council and Secretariat General, the widest coalition of Iraqi Christian, Yazidi, and Middle East Christian NGOs ever assembled appealed to the international community not to allow further ethnic cleansing of minorities inside Iraq.
M N raised the plight of ethnic cleansing of Christians in Iraq; a deplorable war crime by any standards that has been condemned by Muslims above all others, 'Ethnic cleansing,' (GDN, August 14).
TEHRAN (FNA)- Palestinian citizens rallied outside the office of the UN high commissioner for human rights in the Gaza Strip in solidarity with the Muslims of the Central African Republic (CAR), who are exposed to genocidal and ethnic cleansing crimes at the hands of Christian citizens and militias.

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