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.
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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
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ethnic cleansing

n (euph)ethnische Säuberung

ethnic cleansing

npulizia etnica
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Ethnic cleansing is not necessarily a euphemism for genocide, says Mulaj (ethno-political and Arab and Islamic studies, U.
He added: "We shall send a message both to Palestinians and Israelis that Zionism's ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people has raised the anger and disgust of decent people worldwide.
This is the second phase of ethnic cleansing of Welsh- speaking areas and rural Wales.
He told the Edinburgh International Book Festival: "By saying we weren't going to put troops on the ground we gave them a carte blanche for ethnic cleansing.
Today's actions are being undertaken in tents erected the world over in solidarity with the families of Jerusalem who "remain steadfast during the process of ethnic cleansing practiced by the Zionist occupation authorities," organizers say.
The bloodless divorce of the Czech and Slovak republics was ignored by statesmen and pundits who claimed that national secession invariably produced wars and spasms of ethnic cleansing such as those that accompanied the breakup of Yugoslavia.
Killing people in the Balkans has been coined ethnic cleansing.
This was not a case of ethnic cleansing (expelling an ethnic group to create an ethnically pure enclave) that might involve mass killing, which was more what happened in Iraq and Bosnia.
Once Aztlan is established, continued Perez, ethnic cleansing would commence: "Non-Chicanos would have to be expelled .
Risk survival in the Middle East, battling forces of a Farwei leader who has taken it upon himself to do a little ethnic cleansing while giving it to the Western world in the shorts
It hardly exonerates Milosevic's grotesque policy of ethnic cleansing in Kosovo - responsible for at least a reported 2,000 deaths and as many as 40,000 refugees in the year before NATO attacked Belgrade - to point out that he is not Hitler and the Yugoslavian government is not Nazi Germany.
ZIMBABWE was accused yesterday of targeting British farmers for ethnic cleansing.

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