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1. Ethnic.
2. Of or relating to ethnology.

eth′ni·cal·ly adv.
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(ˈɛθ nɪ kəl)

1. of, pertaining to, or concerned with ethnology.
2. Rare. ethnic.
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Adj.1.ethnical - denoting or deriving from or distinctive of the ways of living built up by a group of people; "influenced by ethnic and cultural ties"- J.F.Kennedy; "ethnic food"
social - living together or enjoying life in communities or organized groups; "a human being is a social animal"; "mature social behavior"
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Therefore, within the ethnical circle of good society there is a narrower and higher circle, concentration of its light, and flower of courtesy, to which there is always a tacit appeal of pride and reference, as to its inner and imperial court; the parliament of love and chivalry.
The highlight of the program was a fashion show by the volunteers representing various cultural and ethnical backgrounds in the tune of 'Saya Tharee Baja and Mero Nepal'.
The Inner MongoliaCultural and ArtDelegation (IMCAD) fromChina staged two showsfor two days at the Royal Institute of Management in Thimphu on Wednesday and Thursday.IMCAD comprises professional artists fromWulanMuqi Troupe ofBalinYouqi and InnerMongolia Ethnical ArtTroupe which wereestablished in 1959 and2014 respectively.
The Ethnical City is planned to include the palace of Amir Timur with an alley, fountains and a garden around the palace, 19 ethno-dwellings, about 20 cafes and restaurants, 20 souvenir shops, a complex of old streets, the main city gates, connecting the City of People's Diplomacy and Ethnical City, hotels (one three-star, one four-star and others), a complex of old Lyabi House streets, Mirzo Ulugbek observatory, two caravanserais (ethnic hotels), a fortification wall, five yurts, three entrance gates, three minarets.
Academics and researchers at a discussion unequivocally called for ensuring social justice and development of living and livelihood conditions of ethnical minority communities in the country's northwest region, reports BSS.
KARACHI -- Pak Sarzameen Party Chairman Mustafa Kamal has said that alliance with all political and ethnical communities is need of hour in order to make peace in the city.
As it is well-known, in international relations, peoples from different cultural and ethnical backgrounds need to enhance their understanding which eventually leads to mutual respect and tolerance as the key to the world peace and stability.
Nevertheless, linguists and historians claim that ethnical Kyrgyz of Mongolia have their own language elements belonging to Kyrgyz, which differentiates it from Kazakh language./Scientists confirm that ethnical Kyrgyz have Kyrgyz language elements even though they speak Kazakh.
of the Baha'i faith, by bringing together people from all religious and ethnical backgrounds in love and brotherhood.
We should not allow the threat of violent extremism and radical Islam to result in hatred towards another religion or towards groups of people on an ethnical principle.
This conclusion is strongly backed up 1) by the relative split of the migrant Roma according to their country of origin, who left the countries where the ethnical tension was extended; 2) by documented cases of individual migrants, and 3) by the emergent migrant tendencies of the migrants from the specific areas where ethnical conflicts incidents or tension were recorded.
"This a rare coin these days," he said when alluding to presence of diverse religious and ethnical communities living and working in Kuwait peacefully.