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ethnic cleansing

noun

Simple Definition of ethnic cleansing

  • : the practice of removing or killing people who belong to an ethnic group that is different from the ruling group in a country or region

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of ethnic cleansing

  1. :  the expulsion, imprisonment, or killing of an ethnic minority by a dominant majority in order to achieve ethnic homogeneity

1991

First Known Use of ethnic cleansing

1991


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