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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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