ethnicity ethnicity  /ɛθ ˈnɪ sɪ ti/


  • (n) an ethnic quality or affiliation resulting from racial or cultural ties


  1. Joy is a Malay originally known as Azlina Jailani, and by Malaysian law her ethnicity automatically makes her a Muslim subject to Shari'a law.
  2. This much is clear: ethnicity and geography are irrelevant.
  3. He was not passing judgment on his own ethnicity.


  1. Connecticut Admissions Officials See No Immediate Impact In Court's Affirmative Action Decision

    Schools Cite Their 'Holistic' Approach Considering Race And Ethnicity Among Variety Of Factors College and university leaders in Connecticut say the U.S. Supreme Court's decision Monday on affirmative action in college admissions will not have an effect on their admission procedures, at least for now.        
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Hartford Courant

  2. Affirmative action ruling won't change policies at California public universities

    UC and CSU officials say they already do not consider race or ethnicity in admitting students.
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Ventura County Star

  3. U.S. Supreme Court orders lower court to review UT’s use of affirmative action

    In a case involving undergraduate admissions at the University of Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday set aside a lower-court ruling that upheld the university’s consideration of race and ethnicity and ordered additional review.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Austin American-Statesman


  1. "Iraq is a bouquet of flowers of different colors, each color represents a religion or ethnicity but all of them have the same scent," the 80-year-old Delly told the congregation.
    on Dec 25, 2007 By: Emmanuel III Delly Source: Forbes

  2. "Successive political governments with conflicting political interests, fragile policies and weak political determination and will were not able to deal with the cancerous disease of sectarianism, ethnicity and the mafias," Imtiaz Ahmed, a...
    on Jun 27, 2010 By: Imtiaz Ahmed Source: The Associated Press

  3. "I apologize to anyone who was offended by my remarks," Miller said in a statement through NBC. "My intention was to convey my affection and admiration for Rocco's everyman qualities and had absolutely nothing to do with his ethnicity.
    on Jun 22, 2008 By: Johnny Miller Source: Toronto Sun

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