Origin of ethnic
Examples from the Web for inter-ethnic
In putting a light-hearted spotlight on inter-ethnic prejudice, videos like these can serve a cathartic function in society.
They created inter-ethnic institutions and, ultimately, an inter-ethnic city culture.James Barrett on ‘The Irish Way,’ How the Irish Influenced U.S. Cities|James R. Barrett|March 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Any foreign intervention serves only to exacerbate the situation by increasing the number and intensity of inter-ethnic grudges.
The potential for inter-ethnic tension is deemed to be sizeable by the West.
British Dictionary definitions for inter-ethnic
Word Origin for ethnic
Word Origin and History for inter-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]