Origin of ethnic
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But what is it like to be the embodiment of that, as an ethnically ambiguous individual?
It has also become, by some measurements, the most ethnically diverse (PDF) region in the country.Battle of the Upstarts: Houston vs. San Francisco Bay|Joel Kotkin|October 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Adding insult to injury for these ethnically distinct residents, discrimination and racism are rife on a daily basis.
WARNING: This column contains racially and ethnically offensive words and phrases.The ‘Tennessee Crackers’ Would Have Never Happened|Michael Tomasky|November 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Indeed, it has focused on ethnically cleansing those areas of Sunnis to create an Alawite mini-state.
There is no valid reason for supposing that the Chinese people are ethnically inferior to the Japanese.Across China on Foot|Edwin Dingle
By allegiance a Bohemian is an Austrian subject, ethnically he belongs to the country of his birth—Bohemia.Bohemia under Hapsburg Misrule|Various
Ethnically, the only real Americans are the Indian descendants of the aboriginal races.Our Foreigners|Samuel P. Orth
If the town were ethnically in contact with Italy we would recognize the right of the majority.The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 2|Henry Baerlein
What anthem did Bloom chant partially in anticipation of that multiple, ethnically irreducible consummation?Ulysses|James Joyce
Word Origin for ethnic
late 14c., Scottish, "heathen, pagan," and having that sense first in English; as an adj. from late 15c. from Latin ethnicus, Greek ethnikos, from ethnos "band of people living together, nation, people," properly "people of one's own kind," from PIE *swedh-no-, suffixed form of root *s(w)e- (see idiom).
In Septuagint, Greek ta ethne translates Hebrew goyim, plural of goy "nation," especially of non-Israelites, hence "Gentile nation" (see goy). Sense of "peculiar to a race or nation" is attested from 1851, a return to the word's original meaning; that of "different cultural groups" is 1935; and that of "racial, cultural or national minority group" is American English 1945; ethnic cleansing is attested from 1991.
Although the term 'ethnic cleansing' has come into English usage only recently, its verbal correlates in Czech, French, German, and Polish go back much further. [Jerry Z. Muller, "Us and Them: The Enduring Power of Ethnic Nationalism," Foreign Affairs, March/April 2008]