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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Inhabited by or containing many races or nationalities.


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  • Great American Taxi, pursuing a slightly less "polyethnic" take on Americana.

    North Coast Journal Comments

  • 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.

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  • 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.

    The Importance of Being Secular

  • But more than that, the Europe you speak of is one that attempts to fashion polyethnic states from monoethnic nationalist moulds.

    Everybody's A Nationalist

  • 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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