- an ethnic group; a social group that shares a common and distinctive culture, religion, language, or the like: Representatives of several ethnicities were present.
- ethnic traits, background, allegiance, or association: The graph shows class enrollment by gender and ethnicity.
Origin of ethnicity
Examples from the Web for ethnicity
Muslim refers to religion while Arab is an ethnicity and in fact more than 60 percent of Arab Americans are Christians.These Candidates Are Courting the Muslim Vote
October 15, 2014
The Southerners had history, ethnicity, culture, slavery, religion, and a quasi-aristocratic honor society to hold them together.America’s Slumbering Secession Obsession
September 23, 2014
Everyone is a target at any moment despite his ethnicity or belief.My Non-First World Problems: Letters from Iraq
August 10, 2014
Working as a busboy in Miami during the 1980s, Rameau often faced racism due to his ethnicity.Moonwalking With the Many Michael Jacksons
August 2, 2014
When will the FBI finally stop using religion and ethnicity as a reason to investigate Americans?Holder’s New Rules Aren’t Enough—It’s Time for an End to Profiling
April 11, 2014
Word Origin and History for ethnicity
Identity with or membership in a particular racial, national, or cultural group and observance of that group's customs, beliefs, and language.