ethnic : Common Errors in English

About ethnic

It’s misleading to refer to minority groups as “ethnics” since everyonehas ethnicity, even a dominant majority.

ethnic Meaning(s)

  • (n) a person who is a member of an ethnic group
  • (s) denoting or deriving from or distinctive of the ways of living built up by a group of people
  • (s) not acknowledging the God of Christianity and Judaism and Islam

ethnic in News

  1. Lebanese minister accuses Syria of "ethnic cleansing"

    By Erika Solomon BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces have begun ethnically cleansing Sunni Muslims and deliberately pushing refugees across the border into Lebanon, the Lebanese caretaker minister for social affairs said on Tuesday. Assad is battling a Sunni-led revolt in Syria, which he and his father before him have ruled for four decades. He belongs to the minority ...
    on June 18, 2013 Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Lebanese minister accuses Syria of 'ethnic cleansing' of Sunnis

    By Erika Solomon BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces have begun ethnically cleansing Sunni Muslims and deliberately pushing refugees across the border into Lebanon, the Lebanese caretaker minister for social affairs said on Tuesday. Assad is battling a Sunni-led revolt in Syria, which he and his father before him have ruled for four decades. He belongs to the minority ...
    on June 18, 2013 Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Ethnic Dance Festival spans the globe

    Ethnic Dance Festival spans the globe Nine companies with roots in cultures from three continents opened the 35th annual San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival in a swirl of color and a torrent of rhythm Saturday afternoon at the Lam Research Theater, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. The first panel Saturday brought a procession from festival debutant Colectivo Anqari, who, dressed in red costumes ...
    on June 18, 2013 Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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