Meaning of “ethnic minority” in the English Dictionary

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"ethnic minority" in British English

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ethnic minoritynoun [ C ]

uk /ˌeθ.nɪk maɪˈnɒr.ɪ.ti/ us /ˌeθ.nɪk maɪˈnɑːr.ə.t̬i/

Examples from literature

  • Ironically, even the half-hearted efforts made to protect ethnic minorities living in the newly created nation-states proved eventually to be little more than weapons to be used in Europe's continuing fratricidal conflicts. 

(Definition of “ethnic minority” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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