ethnocentrism ethnocentrism  /ˌɛθ noʊ ˈsɛn trɪ zəm/


  • (n) belief in the superiority of one's own ethnic group


  1. The politics of ethnocentrism props up the parties that really don't have anything else to offer the populace.
  2. It is important as a counterbalance to those who think that Poland should be exclusively for Poles, because this sort of hyper-ethnocentrism can be dangerous.
  3. As ethnocentrism sweeps through the land, even minorities as small as the 150,000-strong Gagauz are seeking self-rule.


  • A Different Story

    I was relieved that the June 13 issue's article on Palabra made a reasonable attempt to side-step the naive ethnocentrism that steers the basically well-meaning course of Santa Barbara's "community of authority."
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Santa Barbara Independent


  • "Under the guidance of [Brandt], the SI played a part in the collapse of the Soviet Union and championed the causes of national liberation movements in developing countries. But since then the SI has seen a return to European ethnocentrism, losing...
    on Jun 30, 2007 By: Jean Ziegler Source: Swissinfo

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