1 adj Ethnic means connected with or relating to different racial or cultural groups of people.
usu ADJ n
...a survey of Britain's ethnic minorities., ...ethnic tensions.
ethnically adv usu ADV -ed/adj
...a predominantly young, ethnically mixed audience.
2 adj You can use ethnic to describe people who belong to a particular racial or cultural group but who, usually, do not live in the country where most members of that group live.
There are still several million ethnic Germans in Russia.
ethnically adv ADV adj
...a large ethnically Albanian population.
3 adj Ethnic clothing, music, or food is characteristic of the traditions of a particular ethnic group, and different from what is usually found in modern Western culture. ...a magnificent range of ethnic fabrics.
Ethnic cleansing is the process of using violent methods to force certain groups of people out of a particular area or country. n-uncount
In late May, government forces began the `ethnic cleansing' of the area around the town.
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