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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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The motion says: 'This house recognises the considerable contribution made to society by Sikhs; recognises also that their participation in government departments, local authorities, public bodies, the voluntary sector and most of all the business community is vital; believes that, in accepting that the Race Relations (amendment Act) recognises Sikhs as a separate ethnic group, it is essential that the estimated 700,000 British Sikh community be given proper protection from discrimination and provision of services.
Applicants are encouraged to consider the complexity of issues surrounding the meaning and assessment of race and ethnicity, because an individual's identification with a particular racial or ethnic group may involve not only an individual's genetic background but also his or her cultural and geographical identity.
Thus, there was no religious reason why an African of one ethnic group would not sell an African of another group to anyone with the appropriate compensation; nor was there any reason why an African Muslim would not sell an a fellow African who was an "unbeliever.
Therefore, I tell you that the Albanians are not a constitutive ethnic group because their elementary rights are violated on daily basis and they are insulted in an institutional manner," Hajdari comments.
It was later established that the person allegedly responsible for the killing was from the same ethnic group but had dumped the body in Tabadlyia in order to cause confusion.
The largest minority ethnic group in Wales is classed as Asian or Asian British.
The Union for Culture of Vlachs in Macedonia said in Macedonia there was no longer a place for this ethnic group, because PM Gruevski's Government was destroying Fersped, the company in which many Vlach families worked and who may now be left jobless and without any social benefits.
The majority ethnic group of China is of course the Han Chinese; their photographic portrayal is left to other books).
Women with diabetes have an increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, but the level of risk associated with the condition varies by racial and ethnic group, according to an analysis of births in New York City.
As a result, lynching of Mexicans became closely linked to the development of a racist stereotyping of that ethnic group.
The SMAS is scored according to two subscales: ethnic group identification (EGIS) and dominant group identification (DGIS).
Initial warning signs that a regime intends to take action against a specific ethnic group.

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