ethnic ethnic  /ˈɛθ nɪk/


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


  1. Kenya is no Rwanda, of course, where a 1994 ethnic genocide claimed hundreds of thousands of lives.
  2. A massive protest turns violent as underprivileged ethnic Indians demonstrate against the country's longstanding pro-Malay affirmative action policy.


  1. DePaul students study ethnic grocery store impact

    Students at DePaul University recently completed an exhaustive study of Chicago's ethnic grocery stores attempting to discover how they impact life for city residents.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: ABC 7 Chicago

  2. Bold snacks with an ethnic flair are on-trend, says Kellogg

    Kellogg has developed new snacks in the US under its Cheez-It, Pringles and Kashi brands inspired by on-trend ethnic and bold flavors, it says.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Food Navigator USA

  3. In Kosovo, Ethnic Barriers Linger as a New Accord Is Taking Effect

    Ethnic Serbs and Albanians in Kosovo are facing changes to law enforcement, schools and courts that will alter daily life.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: New York Times


  1. "I do not believe that any racial, ethnic or gendered group has an advantage in sound judgment," Sotomayor told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, the second day of her confirmation hearing. "I do believe that every person has an...
    on Jul 14, 2009 By: Sonia Sotomayor Source: FOXNews

  2. The Jewish community makes "a valuable contribution to the life of the city," the Pope said. "And I encourage all of you to continue building bridges of friendship with all the many different ethnic and religious groups present in your...
    on Apr 19, 2008 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Globe and Mail

  3. "Americans are outraged by the situation in Burma, where a military junta has imposed a 19-year reign of fear," Bush said. "Basic freedoms of speech, assembly and worship are severely restricted. Ethnic minorities are persecuted. Forced child...
    on Sep 25, 2007 By: President Bush Source: International Herald Tribune

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