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English definition of “ethnic minority”

ethnic minority

noun [C]    
a group of people with a particular race or nationality living in a country or area where most people are from a different race or nationalityRacial issuesRace and ethnicity
(Definition of ethnic minority noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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