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.
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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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'Had the likes of Obasanjo spoken out earlier when our leader repeatedly warned of what was happening, many innocent victims of Fulani herdsmen would still be alive today, many ethnically cleansed communities in the Middle Belt would have been spared also.'
Only a few days before the Palestinian commemoration of the 1948 Nakba, in which the indigenous people of Palestine were massacred, displaced and ethnically cleansed to pave the way for the European Zionist colonial project, Germany issued a (https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/en/newsroom/news/-/2217506) statement declaring its intention to oppose "any unfair treatment" allegedly exhibited at the UN towards Israel.
For over seven decades now, Palestinians have commemorated the Nakba, or Catastrophe, when Jewish militias ethnically cleansed more than 700,000 Palestinians and destroyed more than 500 villages.
The show's director, an Englishman named David Leveaux, came up with a beautiful production, but it lacked a "Jewish soul," as a Jewish scholar from New York University told me for a column I wrote about how Leveaux had "ethnically cleansed" Fiddler on the Roof.
"The book entitled "Karabakh realities" had a following note by the minister that world should not forget that there is still injustice, when people forcefully ethnically cleansed from the places of their origin like it happens in Azerbaijan as a result of aggression of the armed forces of Armenia.
Foca saw some of the worst atrocities of the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia after the Bosnian Serb army ethnically cleansed the area of its majority Bosniak population.
This marks an important time in which Palestinians mark the 70th anniversary of Nakba - when they were ethnically cleansed from their land - and protest against the US embassy move to Jerusalem.
Furthermore, imagine that this benighted regime offered these poor Palestinians, the descendants of refugees living in squalor because of generations of systemic discrimination, two choices: Be ethnically cleansed from your makeshift neighborhoods, or continue to be bombed and gassed from the air until only a few thousand of you are left in the ruins.
NEW YORK, May 2 (KUNA) -- The organized destruction of Rohingya villages confirms what was said by the United Nations that this Muslim minority was being ethnically cleansed, said the Permanent Representative of Kuwait to the United Nations Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi.
But that is a minute number compared with the number of women who were raped, the villages that were ethnically cleansed, the humiliation and agony of those whose lives were halted in time while the war dragged on.
Secretary General of United Nation, Antonio Guterres has admitted that Myanmar forces were committing atrocities on the Rohingya Muslims and they were being ethnically cleansed in Myanmar.
Responding to a question, Masood Khan said Kashmir Pundits had not been 'ethnically cleansed' from Kashmir by Kashmiri Muslims.