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{adj: black, dark, sinister} stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable
"black deeds"
"a black lie"
"his black heart has concocted yet another black deed"
"Darth Vader of the dark side"
"a dark purpose"
"dark undercurrents of ethnic hostility"
"the scheme of some sinister intelligence bent on punishing him"-Thomas Hardy

{adj: cultural, ethnic, ethnical} denoting or deriving from or distinctive of the ways of living built up by a group of people
"influenced by ethnic and cultural ties"- J.F.Kennedy
"ethnic food"

{adj: ethnocentric} centered on a specific ethnic group, usually one's own

{adj: heathen, heathenish, pagan, ethnic} not acknowledging the God of Christianity and Judaism and Islam

{adj: multiethnic, multi-ethnic} involving several ethnic groups

{adj: varied, wide-ranging} widely different
"varied motives prompt people to join a political party"
"varied ethnic traditions of the immigrants"

{adj: varied} characterized by variety
"immigrants' varied ethnic and religious traditions"
"his work is interesting and varied"
<-> unvaried

{n: Armenian} an ethnic group speaking Armenian and living in Armenia and Azerbaijan

{n: Azeri} an ethnic group living in Azerbaijan

{n: Bengali} an ethnic group speaking Bengali and living in Bangladesh and eastern India

{n: Berber, Arab-Berber} an ethnic minority descended from Berbers and Arabs and living in northern Africa

{n: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosna i Hercegovina, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bosnia} a mountainous republic of south-central Europe; formerly part of the Ottoman Empire and then a part of Yugoslavia; voted for independence in 1992 but the mostly Serbian army of Yugoslavia refused to accept the vote and began ethnic cleansing in order to rid Bosnia of its Croats and Muslims

{n: Dagestani} an ethnic minority living on the Caspian Sea in southwestern Russia and Azerbaijan

{n: Flemish} an ethnic group speaking Flemish and living in northern and western Belgium

{n: Great Russian} a member of the chief stock of Russian people living in European Russia; used to distinguish ethnic Russians from other peoples incorporated into Russia

{n: Hebrews, Israelites} the ethnic group claiming descent from Abraham and Isaac (especially from Isaac's son Jacob); the nation whom God chose to receive his revelation and with whom God chose to make a covenant (Exodus 19)

{n: Igbo} a member of the largest ethnic group in southeastern Nigeria
"most Igbo are farmers"

{n: Jerusalem Warriors} ethnic Turkish Sunni terrorists who are linked with the Turkish Hizballah; killed a United States Air Force sergeant in 1991

{n: Kurd} a member of a largely pastoral Islamic people who live in Kurdistan; the largest ethnic group without their own state

{n: Maori} an ethnic minority of Polynesian and Melanesian descent who speak Maori and live in New Zealand

{n: Maya} an ethnic minority speaking Mayan languages and living in Yucatan and adjacent areas

{n: Mbundu, Ovimbundu} an ethnic group speaking Umbundu and living in western Angola

{n: Nubian} a native or inhabitant of Nubia
"Nubians now form an ethnic minority in Egypt"

{n: Palestinian} an ethnic group of Arabs formerly living in Palestine

{n: Pathan, Pashtun, Pushtun, Pashtoon} a member of the mountain people living in the eastern regions of Afghanistan
"Pathans are the predominant ethnic group in Afghanistan"

{n: Pathan, Pashtun} an ethnic minority speaking Pashto and living in northwestern Pakistan and southeastern Afghanistan

{n: Shinto} the native religion and former ethnic cult of Japan

{n: Tajik, Tadzhik} an ethnic group (mostly Moslem) living in Tajikistan and neighboring areas of Uzbekistan and Afghanistan and China

{n: Turkish Hizballah} an ethnic Kurdish group of Sunni extremists formed in the late 1980s in southeastern Turkey; seeks to replace Turkey's secular regime with an Islamic state and strict shariah law; responsible for bombings and the torture and murder of Turkish and Kurdish journalists and businessmen; receives support from Iran

{n: Walloon} an ethnic group speaking a dialect of French and living in southern and eastern Belgium and neighboring parts of France

{n: boy} (ethnic slur) offensive and disparaging term for Black man
"get out of my way, boy"

{n: communalism} loyalty and commitment to the interests of your own minority or ethnic group rather than to society as a whole

{n: community} a group of people having ethnic or cultural or religious characteristics in common
"the Christian community of the apostolic age"
"he was well known throughout the Catholic community"

{n: ethnic cleansing} the mass expulsion and killing of one ethic or religious group in an area by another ethnic or religious group in that area

{n: ethnic group, ethnos} people of the same race or nationality who share a distinctive culture

{n: ethnic joke} a joke at the expense of some ethnic group

{n: ethnic minority} a group that has different national or cultural traditions from the majority of the population

{n: ethnic slur} a slur on someone's race or language

{n: ethnicity} an ethnic quality or affiliation resulting from racial or cultural ties
"ethnicity has a strong influence on community status relations"

{n: ethnic} a person who is a member of an ethnic group

{n: ethnocentrism} belief in the superiority of one's own ethnic group

{n: folk music, ethnic music, folk} the traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community

{n: ghetto} a poor densely populated city district occupied by a minority ethnic group linked together by economic hardship and social restrictions

{n: nigger, nigga, spade, coon, jigaboo, nigra} (ethnic slur) extremely offensive name for a Black person
"only a Black can call another Black a nigga"

{n: passer} a person who passes as a member of a different ethnic or racial group

{n: peoples} the human beings of a particular nation or community or ethnic group
"the indigenous peoples of Australia"

{n: pluralism} a social organization in which diversity of racial or religious or ethnic or cultural groups is tolerated

{n: pluralist} someone who believes that distinct ethnic or cultural or religious groups can exist together in society

{n: pogrom} organized persecution of an ethnic group (especially Jews)

{n: roots} the condition of belonging to a particular place or group by virtue of social or ethnic or cultural lineage
"his roots in Texas go back a long way"
"he went back to Sweden to search for his roots"
"his music has African roots"

{n: youth subculture} a minority youth culture whose distinctiveness depended largely on the social class and ethnic background of its members; often characterized by its adoption of a particular music genre

{v: desegregate, integrate, mix} open (a place) to members of all races and ethnic groups
"This school is completely desegregated"
<-> segregate

{v: intermarry} marry within the same ethnic, social, or family group


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