mul·​ti·​eth·​nic | \ ˌməl-tē-ˈeth-nik How to pronounce multiethnic (audio) , -ˌtī- \

Definition of multiethnic

: made up of people of various ethnicities a multiethnic country also : of, relating to, reflecting, or adapted to diverse ethnicities multiethnic literature

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Other Words from multiethnic

multiethnicity \ ˌməl-​tē-​ˌeth-​ˈni-​sə-​tē How to pronounce multiethnic (audio) , -​ˌtī-​ \ noun

Examples of multiethnic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In an interview with i-D published today, Gigi Hadid opened up about her pregnancy; parenting with her boyfriend, Zayn Malik; and navigating her multiethnic identity, along with that of her daughter, Khai Hadid Malik. Sabrina Park, Harper's BAZAAR, 14 June 2021 His parents emigrated from Lebanon and settled in Toledo, Ohio, a poor, multiethnic community. Nell Scovell, Town & Country, 2 June 2021 The new government may be able to point to the first-time participation of Arab parties to highlight Israel’s multiethnic democratic character. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 31 May 2021 For example, Korea is not a multiethnic country like the United States. Brian Hiatt, Rolling Stone, 18 May 2021 The group was multiethnic — Hay is of Chinese descent, Sakhone Lasaphangthong is Laotian, John Le is Vietnamese and Seng Saephan is Mien, an ethnic group from Southeast Asia. Los Angeles Times, 19 Mar. 2021 Like many multiethnic Asian Americans, Lum’s identity is difficult to parse. Michelle Lee, Allure, 12 May 2021 Since the 1990s, many of Africa’s multiethnic states have pursued federalism as a mechanism or tool to accommodate the competing claims of all groups. John Mukum Mbaku, Washington Examiner, 18 Mar. 2021 For even in the supposedly internationalist and multiethnic Soviet Union, the Politburo made clear to Korolev that a Russian had to go up first. Gregory Mcnamee, CNN, 12 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of multiethnic

1941, in the meaning defined above

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17 Jun 2021

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“Multiethnic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of multiethnic

: relating to or including people from many ethnic groups


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