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

eth′ni·cal·ly adv.


(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.
As a result of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict Azerbaijan was exposed to the military aggression of Armenia, 20 percent of its territory, Nagorno-Karabakh and seven adjacent districts, have been occupied, the territories were subjected to ethnical cleansing, more than a million of people became refugees and IDPs, Azerbaijani officials said.
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.
According to us, criminal doesn't have ethnical origin, therefore every political calculation and manipulation with this issue will strongly insult the citizens who voted against the criminal activities", stated Spokesperson of BESA, Orhan Murtezani.
He said Pervez Musharraf protected the MQM chief at that time because that was his ethnical constituency.
He called for elevating patriotism above any partisan, regional or ethnical affiliation.
If the amendment was to pass in the vote expected on Monday, a person seeking asylum in the UK belonging to a "national, ethnical, racial or religious group" which is the victim of a genocide automatically meets the condition of asylum.
The United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide defines 'genocide' as killing and certain acts 'committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group,'" the petition says.
Tatjana Popovska in Utrinski vesnik comments that BDI's move to condition with an ethnical demand is a cry for help to salvage the political future of his party management by waking the "spirits" from 2001.