definition: of or related to a large group of people who share a distinctive culture, language, or religion, or who are of the same race or national heritage.
example: Japanese and Chinese immigrants made up two of Hawaii’s major ethnic groups in 1900.
example: We chose this school for our children because of its ethnic diversity.
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Collocations: Words often used in combination with the adjective ethnic
ethnic + NOUN: ~ minority, ~ group, ~ community, ~ population, ~ background, ~ origin, ~ identity, ~ heritage, ~ diversity, ~ differences, ~ conflict, ~ hatred, ~ cleansing, ~ tension, ~ strife, ~ clashes, ~ slurs, ~ mix, ~ makeup, ~ pride, ~ foods, ~ cuisines