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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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By DAVID MWERE KITAVI MUTUASenators have accused Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i of dragging his feet instead of arresting two local musicians behind a song whose contents are derogatory and capable of causing inter-ethnic animosity.
Politician Vasil Kostojcinovski in Sloboden Pecat writes that in societies where there is tension and conflict of interests in inter-ethnic relations, acceptance and respect for the values of the other, is the basic assumption for resolving inter-ethnic conflicts.
Our main objective for this training is to offer them this space to dialogue among themselves and to come up with a clear road map on how they can solve inter-ethnic conflicts in Wau," he added.
Today the world is talking about promotion of culture pluralism, inter-faith peace and inter-ethnic dialogue but it was the western imperialism and colonialism that distorted and fragmented the inter-cultures and inter-ethnic harmony in the regions they ruled.
The fact that we are focusing on inter-ethnic relations here today signals the importance of this issue, she said.
Albanians expect to have good-neighboring and inter-ethnic relations and integrate in NATO and EU", reads BDI's communique.
UNITED NATIONS, Jumada II 13, 1437, March 22, 2016, SPA -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned Monday of possible election-related violence in Congo, where recent months have also seen a sharp increase in tribal and inter-ethnic conflicts, according to AP.
They cover forming inter-ethnic alliances, constructing new forms of identity, promoting gendered domains of ethnicity, and performing gendered ethnic power.
The authorities of Kyrgyzstan must address the root causes of inter-ethnic tensions in the country, said OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities Astrid Thors yesterday on the fifth anniversary since an Early Warning to the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office was issued in relation to the inter-ethnic violence in southern Kyrgyzstan.
19 ( ANI ): Calling upon the people of Kazakhstan to to always remember "the great sacrifices of our people and the peoples of the whole CIS [post-Soviet space]", President Nursultan Nazarbayev said it is important not to give political colour to inter-ethnic relations.
This is so sad, to see the towns ablaze less than 20 years after living through another hell," Jasminka Fisic, an unemployed resident of Sarajevo said, referring to the country's bloody 1992-1995 inter-ethnic war that left 100,000 dead.
Police attributed the killings to a disarmament operation in the area but the violence could also be linked to the election being held next March, the first since Kenya was gripped by deadly inter-ethnic killings after a December 2007 vote.

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