in·​ter·​eth·​nic ˌin-tər-ˈeth-nik How to pronounce interethnic (audio)
variants or inter-ethnic
: existing or occurring between two or more ethnic groups
interethnic relationships
interethnic differences

Examples of interethnic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But this federal dream faces two challenges: the resurgence of interethnic tensions and the entrenchment of drugs and illicit trade in Myanmar. Avinash Paliwal, Foreign Affairs, 24 Jan. 2024 The offensive took months of planning, and the coordination among disparate groups inspires hope that the country could reach a model of interethnic unity framed by federalism. Avinash Paliwal, Foreign Affairs, 24 Jan. 2024 Competing territorial claims and interethnic tensions led to the first Nagorno-Karabakh war in the early 1990s, which the Armenian side won decisively. Olesya Vartanyan, Foreign Affairs, 8 Dec. 2023 This is significantly lower than the levels of interethnic trust seen in other places riven by ethnic conflict, such as the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Patrick Vinck, Foreign Affairs, 15 Nov. 2023 But their task now will be protecting a likely wave of civilians fleeing Nagorno-Karabakh and discouraging interethnic revenge killings. Andrew Higgins, New York Times, 21 Sep. 2023 The conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh has been ongoing since late 1980s and was among the first interethnic clashes in the late Soviet Union that triggered its eventual collapse. Ivan Nechepurenko,, 19 Sep. 2023 Palestinian-Israeli tensions in Jerusalem, culminating in an Israeli police raid of the Aqsa compound, set off 11 days of fierce fighting between Israel and militant groups in Gaza in May 2021, as well as a rare burst of interethnic violence inside Israel. Isabel Kershner, New York Times, 3 Jan. 2023 In May 2021, clashes in Jerusalem during Ramadan exploded into an 11-day war between Israel and militant Palestinian groups in Gaza and an unusual burst of interethnic mob violence inside Israel. Isabel Kershner,, 19 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of interethnic was in 1887

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“Interethnic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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