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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ethnic group mean? 

  The noun ETHNIC GROUP has 1 sense:

1. people of the same race or nationality who share a distinctive culture

  Familiarity information: ETHNIC GROUP used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1ethnic group [BACK TO TOP]


People of the same race or nationality who share a distinctive culture

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Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects


ethnic group; ethnos

Hypernyms ("ethnic group" is a kind of...):

group; grouping (any number of entities (members) considered as a unit)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "ethnic group"):

ethnic minority (a group that has different national or cultural traditions from the majority of the population)

Igbo (a member of the largest ethnic group in southeastern Nigeria)

Kurd (a member of a largely pastoral Islamic people who live in Kurdistan; the largest ethnic group without their own state)

Abo; Aboriginal; Aborigine; Australian Aborigine; native Australian (a dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrived)

Walloon (an ethnic group speaking a dialect of French and living in southern and eastern Belgium and neighboring parts of France)

Tadzhik; Tajik (an ethnic group (mostly Moslem) living in Tajikistan and neighboring areas of Uzbekistan and Afghanistan and China)

Palestinian (an ethnic group of Arabs formerly living in Palestine)

Mbundu; Ovimbundu (an ethnic group speaking Umbundu and living in western Angola)

Hebrews; Israelites (the ethnic group claiming descent from Abraham and Isaac (especially from Isaac's son Jacob); the nation whom God chose to receive his revelation and with whom God chose to make a covenant (Exodus 19))

Flemish (an ethnic group speaking Flemish and living in northern and western Belgium)

Bengali (an ethnic group speaking Bengali and living in Bangladesh and eastern India)

Azeri (an ethnic group living in Azerbaijan)

Armenian (an ethnic group speaking Armenian and living in Armenia and Azerbaijan)

Nubian (a native or inhabitant of Nubia)

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