bi·​cul·​tur·​al | \ (ˌ)bī-ˈkəl-chər-əl How to pronounce bicultural (audio) \

Definition of bicultural

: of, relating to, or including two distinct cultures bicultural education

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Other Words from bicultural

biculturalism \ (ˌ)bī-​ˈkəl-​chər-​ə-​ˌli-​zəm How to pronounce biculturalism (audio) \ noun

Examples of bicultural in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That attitude was exemplified when Valdez worked on a bill in 1975 to promote bilingual, bicultural education in public schools. Alex Burness, The Denver Post, "“A statesman and a trailblazer”: Ruben Valdez, Colorado’s first Latino House speaker, dead at 82," 2 Oct. 2019 The most pressing issue, however, is the lack of bilingual, bicultural mental health services. Jared Weber, USA TODAY, "Habla Español? Hispanics face growing mental health care crisis," 17 July 2019 In Miami, Anabel Bejarano is a clinical psychologist who trains future generations of bilingual, bicultural therapists as director of the master’s program in counseling at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. Jared Weber, USA TODAY, "Habla Español? Hispanics face growing mental health care crisis," 17 July 2019 Gaston, now an 18-year-old graduate of Lynn English High School, never shared this part of her past until she was interviewed for Living in Two Worlds, a program that encourages students to explore their bicultural experiences. Abigail Feldman,, "Lynn teens explore new world, and share stories of their past," 12 June 2019 By necessity, most POCs have had to be bicultural and aware of white culture. Marcus Harrison Green, The Seattle Times, "Seattle yoga teacher’s ‘Undoing Whiteness’ class: Founded on deep purpose, it’s triggered outrage," 10 June 2019 That future is bilingual, bicultural, at times in English, other times in Spanish. David Bauder, The Seattle Times, "Brokaw says he feels terrible commentary offended Hispanics," 28 Jan. 2019 And so another Puerto Rican culinary legend has left a hole in the bicultural paradox of the diaspora’s need to feel connected in our world of ni de aqui, ni de alla. Illyanna Maisonet, San Francisco Chronicle, "The quest to preserve Puerto Rican culture with food," 21 May 2018 An open archway leads to this sunny enclave, revealing a conglomeration of objects and art including gold armadillos, a longhorn-skull bowl and various depictions of the Hindu deity Shiva, mirroring Sircar's bicultural upbringing. Arielle Paul,, "My Favorite Room: Tiya Sircar brings Texas and India to her living room," 21 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of bicultural

1922, in the meaning defined above

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13 Nov 2019

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“Bicultural.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 10 December 2019.

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