majority-minority

[ muh-jawr-i-tee-mi-nawr-i-tee, muh-jor-i-tee-mi-nor-i-tee, mahy-, ]
/ məˈdʒɔr ɪ ti mɪˈnɔr ɪ ti, məˈdʒɒr ɪ ti mɪˈnɒr ɪ ti, maɪ-, /

adjective

relating to a population in which more than half represent social, ethnic, or racial minorities, and in which fewer members of the more socially, politically, or financially dominant group are represented: majority-minority public schools.

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Origin of majority-minority

First recorded in 1925–30
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