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[eth-ni-kuh l] /ˈɛθ nɪ kəl/
of, relating to, or concerned with ethnology.
Origin of ethnical
First recorded in 1540-50; ethnic + -al1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I am inclined to believe in an ethnical feeling for art, but much more work will have to be done to establish this as a fact.

    Evolution in Art Alfred C. Haddon
  • The ethnical distribution, which can be observed even now, existed already.

    Les Parsis D. Menant
  • He took advantage of the ethnical turn in the conversation to express his own interest in a problem of nationality.

    Sylvia & Michael Compton Mackenzie
  • From them we are enabled to learn some traits of ethnical character.

  • The modification of the ethnical character of the nation, however, does not terminate here.

  • Undoubtedly the term "Caucasic" cannot be defended on ethnical grounds.

    Man, Past and Present Agustus Henry Keane
  • The punaluan family, which the statement fairly implies, must have disappeared before they reached the ethnical period named.

    Ancient Society Lewis Henry Morgan
  • In this region the ethnical relations are considerably more complex than in the Hausa States.

    Man, Past and Present Agustus Henry Keane
  • The Lycaonians appear to have retained a distinct nationality in the time of Strabo, but their ethnical affinities are unknown.

  • We have now all the elements needed to unravel the ethnical tangle of the present inhabitants of the British Isles.

    Man, Past and Present Agustus Henry Keane

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