ethnos

noun
eth·​nos | \ ˈethˌnäs \
plural -es

Definition of ethnos

: an ethnic group — compare demos

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First Known Use of ethnos

1870, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ethnos

Greek, nation, people, caste, tribe; probably akin to Greek ēthos custom

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“Ethnos.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ethnos. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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