Definition of ethnic cleansing in English:

ethnic cleansing

Line breaks: eth¦nic cleans¦ing


[mass noun]
The mass expulsion or killing of members of one ethnic or religious group in an area by those of another.
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  • The same mechanism is involved in all pogroms, all ethnic cleansing, and all wars.
  • Non-intervention in the face of mass murder or ethnic cleansing is not the same as neutrality in time of war.
  • Both have been involved in sectarian murders and ethnic cleansing.

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