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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.
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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
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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]
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ethnic cleansing

The deliberate removal or killing of a minority ethnic group within a country by a dominant ethnic group.
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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
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Translations
етническо прочистване
neteja ètnica
etnisk udrensning
ethnische Säuberung
limpieza étnica
etniline puhastus
etninen puhdistus
טיהור אתני
etnikai tisztogatás
pulizia etnica
民族浄化
민족청소
etnische zuivering
etnisk rensning
czystka etniczna
epurare etnică
etnično čiščenje
етничко чишћење
etnisk rensning
etnik temizlik
етнічна чистка

ethnic cleansing

n (euph)ethnische Säuberung
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ethnic cleansing

npulizia etnica
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Just as the Israeli leader has sought to ethnically cleanse the landscape of Palestinians, so Bolsonaro has become the "arch-enemy" of Indigenous and impoverished people in Brazil.
With the occupied valley under lockdown for over 21 days and over 4,000 people, mainly political leaders, detained or arrested, Islamabad has been warning the international community of India's genocidal intent to ethnically cleanse IOK.
Islamabad -- Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday expressed grave concern at the illegal and unilateral move by India to scrap occupied Kashmir's special status and said that he fears that New Delhi will ethnically cleanse the disputed valley.
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They are trying to ethnically cleanse Kashmir but let me tell you we are achieving success because the larger number of our population are tired of them.
The news has been finding massive reactions from human rights activists and Muslims all over the world who expressed their condemnation and denounced the Chinese authorities attempts to ethnically cleanse the Xinjiang Muslims.
The US Holocaust Memorial Museum has said the destruction of homes and villages shows "an effort to ethnically cleanse the region of its Rohingya population and to prevent their eventual return."
"They want to expel them, they want to ethnically cleanse this area so that the [Assad] regime and Russian bases in Latakia and Tartus are protected," the prime minister added.
"They want to expel them, they want to ethnically cleanse this area so that the regime (of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad) and Russian bases in Latakia and Tartus are protected," he said, speaking English.
Thatcher had ever said she wanted to "ethnically cleanse" "tens of thousands" of Catholics.
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