proethnic

adjective
pro·​ethnic | \ "+ \

Definition of proethnic

: prior to a division into ethnic groups (as a race into peoples or a people into tribes)

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Other Words from proethnic

proethnically \ "+ \ adverb

History and Etymology for proethnic

pro- entry 1 + ethnic

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“Proethnic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/proethnic. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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