Definition of ethnic group in English:

ethnic group


  • A community or population made up of people who share a common cultural background or descent.

    ‘the largest of six ethnic groups inhabiting the area of northern Sumatra’
    • ‘Various ethnic groups throughout history have thought that elderberry had medicinal or even supernatural powers.’
    • ‘African Americans show a higher prevalence of hypertension than whites and other ethnic groups.’
    • ‘Emigrant musicians from many different European ethnic groups made commercial recordings in their indigenous Old World styles.’
    • ‘He recognizes the commonalities among ethnic groups whose villages straddled national borders and who suffered in the backwash of war.’
    • ‘The Balkan peninsula is inhabited by a multitude of ethnic groups.’
    • ‘Elaborate food service and symbolism are features of such events, but the content varies greatly in different ethnic groups.’
    • ‘The small ethnic groups living along the coast are forced to keep their villages small due to lack of dry land.’
    • ‘French is the official language, but there are as many languages as ethnic groups.’
    • ‘They are the largest minority ethnic group in Scotland.’
    • ‘The two largest ethnic groups were Germans (10 million) and Hungarians (9 million).’
    • ‘South Sulawesi is inhabited by four main ethnic groups: Bugis, Makassar, Mandar, and Toraja.’
    • ‘Members of the majority ethnic group trace their ancestral lineage through the maternal lines of families.’
    • ‘One of the largest studies was the child and adolescent trial for cardiovascular health study, which randomised 4019 children representing many ethnic groups.’
    • ‘The US is a diverse country with many ethnic groups, and with peoples of varying religious identities.’
    • ‘In general, minority ethnic groups appear to be receiving more coverage in the regional press than was the case two years ago.’
    • ‘In this context, it is worth recalling that members of all minority ethnic groups are under-represented among managers of large enterprises.’
    • ‘This generalization once again conceals some significant differences among minority ethnic groups.’
    • ‘Bridgeport is different, though, in that the primary ethnic groups remained in the community and their lots improved over time.’
    • ‘The country has 55 officially recognized ethnic groups.’