ethnic minority

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ethnic minority

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(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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Two countries, New Zealand and Pakistan, face a same situation-massacre of the minority groups. In former, even Jews and Christians appear to be standing along with Muslim minority group, appeasing them by hugging and visiting them, and even queuing behind prayers in Mosque for their security while Muslims were worshipping post attack.
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Villagers from the Tumpuon ethnic minority group in Keng San community forest are accusing the local authority and some community members of colluding with timber traders to illegally fell large trees and clear dozens of hectares of forest land in their community.
During Monday's debate on the minority leader post, former Majority Leader Farinas said De Vera was the most senior in the previous minority group who abstained from voting in the speakership post; thus, he should be considered the acting minority leader.
A statement issued Thursday said, 'HRCP condemns in the strongest possible terms the targeting of any Pakistani religious minority group and any call for discriminatory behavior against any such group at a public forum.
African-Americans constitute the nation's largest racial minority market; however, the buying power of Hispanics (an ethnic minority group) is larger.
It bears one of Trump's hallmarks, which is to project harsh judgments onto others - by selecting a woman or a member of a minority group as a vice presidential nominee, Trump would not necessarily be pandering, but such a choice would be viewed as such.
According to them, the minority group had been involved in smuggling practices across town that could no longer be tolerated.
The Center for Nursing Excellence is seeking licensed nurses who are prepared at the BSN level or higher to serve as mentors for RN to BSN students from a racial and/or ethnic minority group enrolled in programs in Colorado.
According to the BBC, the report, included examples of attacks faced by various minority groups, including a mob attack by Islamist militants on the Ahmadiyah religious minority group in 2011, which is said left three men dead.
Apparent discrimination against people from ethnic minorities was revealed in the report, with those from nearly every minority group less likely to be in paid work than white British men and women.
Hispanics remained the largest minority group, with blacks (single race or multiracial) second at 40.7 million in 2007.

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