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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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  • The ethnical distribution, which can be observed even now, existed already.

    Les Parsis D. Menant
  • They manifest themselves in ethnical, linguistic, or social characteristics.

    The Races of Man Joseph Deniker
  • The ethnical affinities of the Pelasgoi are still quite obscure.

    The Heroic Age H. Munro Chadwick
  • From them we are enabled to learn some traits of ethnical character.

  • The waiter reflected his smile with ethnical warm-heartedness.

    April Hopes William Dean Howells
  • This is how the ethnical confusion in these borderlands gets perpetuated.

    Man, Past and Present Agustus Henry Keane
  • Undoubtedly the term "Caucasic" cannot be defended on ethnical grounds.

    Man, Past and Present Agustus Henry Keane
  • He likes things on a large scale—he is fond of ethnical remarks and typical persons.

    Obiter Dicta Augustine Birrell
  • Spanish rule in this territory was, therefore, foreign rule, both from the geographical point of view and the ethnical.

    The Middle Period 1817-1858 John William Burgess
  • The modification of the ethnical character of the nation, however, does not terminate here.

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