Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Inhabited by or containing many races or nationalities.
“Great American Taxi, pursuing a slightly less "polyethnic" take on Americana.”
“The Druze are a rather more complicated case because their own tradition, supported by genetic evidence is that the formative community of the Druze were polyethnic.”
“It's a serious issue: India, as a multireligious and polyethnic state, must have a government that guarantees and protects the rights of all minorities.”
“But more than that, the Europe you speak of is one that attempts to fashion polyethnic states from monoethnic nationalist moulds.”
“Fundamental for the solution of the problems of duo - or polyethnic states is not pri - marily the attitude of the minority or minorities but that of the majority.”
“For a polyethnic state will prosper on the national (state) and interna - tional level, if psychologically the feeling of a “major - ity” and “minority” relationship does not exist.”
“But so far, in the age of nationalism, most polyethnic states have used the state power to strengthen the “majority,” which has claimed to “own” and to represent the state.”
“Switzerland is another example of a polyethnic state.”
“German-speaking Swiss; but psychologically they do consider themselves not a minority but an equal part - ner in a polyethnic nation.”
“For these reasons the polyethnic states which can be found on all continents, have often not become a blessing for all citizens, as Lord Acton believed, but”
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