multiethnic

adjective

mul·​ti·​eth·​nic ˌməl-tē-ˈeth-nik How to pronounce multiethnic (audio)
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: made up of people of various ethnicities
a multiethnic country
also : of, relating to, reflecting, or adapted to diverse ethnicities
multiethnic literature
multiethnicity noun

Examples of multiethnic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some feel that this sort of wishful casting can help model how a multiethnic society should function. Kabir Chibber, New York Times, 31 Mar. 2024 Regarding race and ethnicity, 16% of the applicants were Black/African American, 13% were Hispanic/Latino, 14% were Asian, 5% were Middle Eastern/North African, 2.2% were Indigenous, and 1.2% were multiracial/multiethnic. Angelique Jackson, Variety, 25 Mar. 2024 The workforce at Springbok is multiethnic, multilingual and multigenerational. David Frese, Kansas City Star, 24 Jan. 2024 Her enduring and pioneering presence in South Korea’s pop scene helped pave the way for future K-pop groups to globalize with multiethnic lineups. Choe Sang-Hun, New York Times, 22 Mar. 2024 Less than four years after the murder of George Floyd strengthened America’s resolve to create an equitable multiethnic democracy, there is a haunting void of voices to remind us that diversity is a superpower–the force behind our nation’s rise to economic preeminence and vibrant democracy. Janet Murguía, Fortune, 12 Jan. 2024 Israel’s current right-wing government also seems uninterested in creating a multiethnic state with equal rights for Israeli Jews and Palestinians, guaranteeing ongoing strife. Jessica Stern, Foreign Affairs, 7 Dec. 2023 Her multiethnic upbringing has shaped her expression in her life and art. Andrea Flores, Los Angeles Times, 30 Nov. 2023 Conservatives should hope Judis and Teixeira underestimate the Right’s potential to build a cross-class, multiethnic coalition. Heather Wilhelm, National Review, 9 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of multiethnic was in 1941

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“Multiethnic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/multiethnic. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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