ethnic minority


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ethnic minority

n
(Sociology) an immigrant or racial group regarded by those claiming to speak for the cultural majority as distinct and unassimilated

ethnic minority

An ethnic group that is not the dominant one in a particular society, such as an immigrant population.
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Noun1.ethnic minority - a group that has different national or cultural traditions from the majority of the population
ethnic group, ethnos - people of the same race or nationality who share a distinctive culture
Arab-Berbers, Berbers - an ethnic minority descended from Berbers and Arabs and living in northern Africa
Dagestani - an ethnic minority living on the Caspian Sea in southwestern Russia and Azerbaijan
Maori - an ethnic minority of Polynesian and Melanesian descent who speak Maori and live in New Zealand
Mayas - an ethnic minority speaking Mayan languages and living in Yucatan and adjacent areas
Pashtun, Pathan - an ethnic minority speaking Pashto and living in northwestern Pakistan and southeastern Afghanistan
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UNEMPLOYMENT among ethnic minority women in Coventry has increased by 74 per cent over the last four years, a new report has found.
It comes as a consultation on policing priorities for the next four years received just six responses from people who identified themselves as being from an ethnic minority - out of 240 respondents.
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THE Church of England has voted to tackle claims of a "pale, male and stale" leadership with a new campaign to recruit more ethnic minority people.
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