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ethnic

adjective     /ˈeθ.nɪk/
C1 relating to a particular race of people: A question on ethnic origin was included in the census. The factory's workforce reflects the ethnic mix from which it draws its labour. Conflicts between the different ethnic groups in the country exploded into civil war.Race and ethnicityRacial issues from a different race, or interesting because characteristic of an ethnic group that is very different from those that are common in western culture: ethnic food ethnic costumeRace and ethnicityRacial issues ethnically     /-nɪ.kəl.i/ adverb ethnically related communitiesRace and ethnicityRacial issues ethnicity     /eθˈnɪs.ɪ.ti/ US  /-ə.t̬i/ noun [U] formal
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