Definition of ethnicity
1 : ethnic quality or affiliation aspects of ethnicity
2 : a particular ethnic affiliation or group students of diverse ethnicities
Examples of ethnicity in a Sentence
a university that aggressively recruits a student body of diverse ethnicities
Recent Examples of ethnicity from the Web
China’s approach to ethnicities was inspired by the Soviet Union’s.
The broad spectrum of skin tone shades ensured that women of every ethnicity could find shoes to match their complexions.
The most prevalent trigger of an anti-Muslim bias incidents in 2016 was the victim's ethnicity or national origin, accounting for 35 percent of the total, CAIR reported.
Broken down by ethnicity 14% were Black, 12% were White and eight percent Hispanic. •
Race figures include people with multiple ethnicities, which accounts for the discrepancy between the announced total and individual numbers of people who took the drugs.
While not explicitly stated in the proposal, JCPS has said the program would be open to boys of any race or ethnicity.
The Turkish government insists that there is no discrimination against individuals based on their sexual orientation, and that laws barring discrimination on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity or religion protect all citizens.
Some were annoyed by being mistaken for other ethnicities.
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