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population group Line breaks: popu|la¦tion group

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Definition of population group in English:


(In South Africa during the apartheid era) the official term for an ethnic group.
Example sentences
  • The report by a UN-appointed panel of five lawyers said there was no clear evidence meeting the legal definition of genocide, which means there is intent to destroy a population group.
  • Unfortunately, most of them hail from a single population group, and often find it impossible or difficult to communicate with Namibians from other areas.
  • Within a small population group such as that on Tristan da Cunha, it was reasonable to expect that each surname would relate to one specific Y-chromosome haplotype.
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