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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 contrast, employees in the Chinese ethnic group earned 30.9% more than those in the white British group.
The pay gap was biggest for workers in the Bangladeshi ethnic group, at 20.2% less than white British employees, and Pakistani at 16.9%.
'The appointment of the two public service officers at CBK and KRA are skewed and biased in favour of one community or ethnic group and is in violation of Article 232 of Constitution that guarantees a public service that is founded on ethnic diversity," the petition states.
Summary: Bamako [Mali], Jun 10 (ANI): At least 95 people were killed in an overnight attack by unidentified gunmen in a village inhabited by the Dogon ethnic group in central Mali on Sunday.
At today's matinee on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the recognition of the Roma as an ethnic group in the parliamentary chamber, the scientific director of the Documentation Archive of the Austrian Resistance, Gerhard Baumgartner, took stock of the recent history of the ethnic group in his speech.
The objective of study was to examine how much dental morphological traits e.g shoveling, double shoveling, distal accessory ridge, Bushmen canine and cusp of Carabelli are present in each ethnic group (Gujar, Jadoon and Swati) and their comparison among these ethnic groups.
At the event, Najib also announced a fund of RM10,000 for each ethnic group in Sabah for the respective groups to carry out their activities.
(AP Photo/Rahmat Gul) KABUL: A leaked Afghan government document that bars inclusion of an ethnic group in an anti-riot force has led to allegations of ethnic discrimination in the fragile administration and sparked deep anger in the country.
It is the tenth time they have been ranked the lowest or second lowest performing ethnic group in the past decade.
Within the Bulgarian ethnic group, the poor are mainly pensioners (49.9%), while among the Roma the poor are predominantly jobless (43.7%).
He said it was clear in the report that the massacre of thousands of members of the Nuer ethnic group was a "state policy" which was well coordinated and sponsored by president Salva Kiir's government.
Each ethnic group will gladly show their culture," says Abdulkhalikov.

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