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(Sociology) an immigrant or racial group regarded by those claiming to speak for the cultural majority as distinct and unassimilated
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An ethnic group that is not the dominant one in a particular society, such as an immigrant population.
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|Noun||1.||ethnic minority - a group that has different national or cultural traditions from the majority of the population|
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
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