Meaning of bicultural in English:


Pronunciation /bʌɪˈkʌltʃ(ə)r(ə)l/


  • Having or combining the cultural attitudes and customs of two nations, peoples, or ethnic groups.

    ‘there is too little recognition of the children's bilingual and bicultural status’
    • ‘But we have some way to travel before we can become a bicultural, bi-structural nation.’
    • ‘The only long-term future for a bicultural nation is to develop models of co-management.’
    • ‘We have developed positive attitudes and built bicultural institutions that are the envy of the world.’
    • ‘This interaction involved two persons with bicultural personalities at different stages of their cultural/identity development.’
    • ‘In the final analysis, upon developing a bicultural personality, they operate with and beyond cultural meanings with a sense of being worthwhile.’
    • ‘In a bicultural setting the challenge exists to incorporate cultural content into cognitive-behavioural practice.’
    • ‘She had grown up both bilingual and bicultural, speaking Maidu with her mother and English with her father, a Dutch settler who had come Wisconsin by covered wagon as a child.’
    • ‘The book contributes to bicultural understanding by exploring the perceptual and semantic mechanisms at work in the French and English languages as they collide in the task of translation.’
    • ‘So what constitutes being bicultural in the Japanese and Australian contexts - well for a start, our family believes it is lot more than simply getting our kids to speak, read and write both languages.’
    • ‘Jo attended the group herself and reported on the involvement of the members in the core groups and the bicultural focus of the organisation.’
    • ‘I am Irish and I am African-American and I am the first bicultural contestant.’
    • ‘With many more immigrants entering the country we are moving from a bicultural to a multicultural society.’
    • ‘All of this to say that no matter how much I might think or want to believe that I live in a bicultural world, I really don't.’
    • ‘There is general agreement that being bilingual and bicultural are positive attributes in an increasingly culturally diverse country.’
    • ‘Bilingual / bicultural children face daunting challenges in educational settings that not only disregard their home language and culture, but also the wisdom of previous generations.’
    • ‘Thus, Hispanic children can be exposed to a monolingual English environment at home, but still develop a bicultural identity that allows them to adapt to social environments with diverse value systems.’
    • ‘They questioned the traditional practices and philosophies of the school and were determined to provide their children with a bilingual / bicultural environment in the home and school.’
    • ‘In most cases, the clear preference is for bilingual, bicultural therapists, but when a Spanish-speaking therapist is not available, it may be necessary to use an interpreter.’
    • ‘And, as with other bicultural families, the therapeutic work includes both accepting differences among members and recognizing similarities.’
    • ‘English-speaking students should find a bilingual / bicultural setting particularly enriching both academically and personally.’