ethnicity

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noun eth·nic·i·ty \ eth-ˈni-sə-tē \

Definition of ethnicity

plural ethnicities
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

  1. a university that aggressively recruits a student body of diverse ethnicities

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First Known Use of ethnicity

1920

ethnicity Synonyms

Synonyms
nationality, nation, race
Related Words
minority; clan, family, folk, house, kindred, tribe

Other Anthropology Terms



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