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ethnic
American English: /ˈɛθnɪk/
British English: /ˈɛθnɪk/

Translation of ethnic in Spanish:

adjective

  • 1.1 (concerning race)
    (origin/group/makeup)
    an ethnic minority
    una minoría étnica
    the conflicts are ethnic in origin
    los conflictos son de origen racial
    Example sentences
    • These policy shifts stem from struggles over social dominance among cultural and ethnic groups within the larger society.
    • He says Germany's 2 million-plus Turks are the country's largest foreign ethnic group.
    • The company dates back to a time when they would sell their products within ethnic communities, before eventually expanding to include the other Australians.
    Example sentences
    • The Muslim community in America is made up of people from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds and national origins.
    • People from more than a hundred different nationalities and as many cultural and ethnic origins were subsumed under a single national identity in Israel.
    • As I have set out above, the school has for many years taught pupils from a wide variety of ethnic origins, cultural backgrounds and religious faiths.
    Example sentences
    • About 25 per cent of the university's students are Bulgarians of Turkish ethnic origin and Roma.
    • They were predominantly ethnic Albanian, but from different backgrounds - farmers, politicians and retirees.
    • Macedonia came close to civil war last year, when ethnic Albanians staged an uprising demanding greater rights.
    1.2 (belonging to racial minority)
    (culture/art/vote)
    de las minorías étnicas
    (restaurant)
    they were dressed in traditional ethnic styles
    vestían a la manera típica de su país
    Example sentences
    • The richness of their heritage became a legacy for all and their recordings dating back to the turn of the 20th century put Irish traditional music on a par with other ethnic world music forms.
    • Dark blue walls shimmer with candlelight, a display case of market vegetables glows in the background and strains of ethnic music play at just the right level for conversation.
    • The festival, to be held on October 9, features ethnic foods and music, craft booths, and food vendors.

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