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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Ethnic character, background, or affiliation.
  • n. An ethnic group.

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  • n. The common characteristics of a group of people.
  • n. An ethnic group.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an ethnic quality or affiliation resulting from racial or cultural ties

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