from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or including several ethnic groups.

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  • adjective Of, pertaining to, or consisting of several ethnic groups.
  • noun A member of more than one ethnic group.

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  • adjective involving several ethnic groups


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  • The fact was the al Sadr lived in multiethnic neighborhoods but he was seen as someone not ready to concede the dollars in oil to American business.

    Matthew Yglesias » Strategic Reset

  • The cast of characters gives new meaning to the word multiethnic, reflecting the roles of Noah's three sons - Shem, Ham and Japheth - as the forefathers of all mankind.


  • Damir pointed out a salient problem with the west’s 1990s policies towards the breakup of Yugoslavia … there was a lot of solipsistic, “we can live in multiethnic harmony here, so Bosnia should be a multiethnic cooperative state, too!”

    Matthew Yglesias » Karadzic’s Defense

  • Nearby, a large group of Asians, whites and Hispanics danced and sang in concentric circles around guitarists and drummers, chanting, "Hallelujah" under a banner for the Iglesia Inmaculado Corazon de Maria from Newark, N.J. Terry Perez of Annandale, Va., a naturalized U.S. citizen from the Philippines, called the multiethnic crowd "a little bit of the United Nations."

    Cheers for pope: 'Our country needs to see this'

  • Wednesday's 5-0 council vote may leave bruises on largely white Portland, but the tone was less anti-immigrant than when a 2007 attempt to rename multiethnic and blue-collar Interstate Avenue was scrapped.


  • My mom was Mexican and French and my dad was Venezuelan and Dutch; I prefer to be referred to as multiethnic or Hispanic.

    The Student Operated Press

  • LNN: You are currently seeking submissions for a "multiethnic" issue of horror.

    The Lovecraft News Network

  • LNN: You are currently seeking submissions for a "multiethnic" issue of horror.

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • My sister considers herself "multiethnic" which is her right.

    Obama Census Choice: African-American

  • The problem is for Turkish nationalism to accept Kurdish nationalism and to accept a kind of multiethnic society within Turkey.

    CNN Transcript Nov 3, 2007


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