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ethnic group

A group of people who share a common race, religion, language, or other characteristic.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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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
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"
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Translations
etnisk gruppe
ethniegroupe ethnique
etnikum
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This tendency to distinguish true from false medicine along the axis of native Christian culture versus a foreign, "ethnick" and pagan one finds an analogue in these texts' troping of disease, particularly in their idea of the Archeus as the innate, native life-force responding to the onslaught of what gets framed as a foreign invasion.
Thomas Coryate wrote that Venice facilitated "concourse and meeting of so many distinct and sundry nations," including "Polonians, Slavonians, Persians, Grecians, Turks, Iewes, Christians of all the famousest regions of Christendome" as well as "barbarous Ethnicks," natives of Barbary, or North Africa.
In 1755 the Dictionary of the English Language defined 'Ethnicks' as 'Heathen; Pagan; not Jewif h; not Chriftian'.