from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The systematic elimination of an ethnic group or groups from a region or society, as by deportation, forced emigration, or genocide.
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- n. The mass extermination or expulsion of people belonging to one ethnic or religious group by those of another.
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- n. the mass expulsion and killing of one ethnic or religious group in an area by another ethnic or religious group in that area
You are part of an unbroken line ofAmericans who threw off the tyranny of a King; who held the country together and set the captives free; who faced down fascism and fought for freedom in Korea and Vietnam; who liberated Kuwait and stopped ethnic cleansing in the Balkans; and who fight bravely and brilliantly under our flag today in Iraq and Afghanistan.
I have seen too many of their ancient villages destroyed in the Janjaweed’s ruthless ethnic cleansing campaign—their huts are burned down and their precious wells are contaminated and destroyed.