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ETHNIC MINORITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ethnic minority mean? 

ETHNIC MINORITY (noun)
  The noun ETHNIC MINORITY has 1 sense:

1. a group that has different national or cultural traditions from the majority of the population

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


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ETHNIC MINORITY (noun)


Sense 1ethnic minority [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A group that has different national or cultural traditions from the majority of the population

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

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

ethnic group; ethnos (people of the same race or nationality who share a distinctive culture)

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

Arab-Berber; Berber (an ethnic minority descended from Berbers and Arabs and living in northern Africa)

Dagestani (an ethnic minority living on the Caspian Sea in southwestern Russia and Azerbaijan)

Maori (an ethnic minority of Polynesian and Melanesian descent who speak Maori and live in New Zealand)

Maya (an ethnic minority speaking Mayan languages and living in Yucatan and adjacent areas)

Pashtun; Pathan (an ethnic minority speaking Pashto and living in northwestern Pakistan and southeastern Afghanistan)


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