An ethnic group or ethnicity is a category of people who identify with each other
based on common ancestral, social, cultural or national experience. Unlike most
an ethnic group; a social group that shares a common and distinctive culture,
religion, language, or the like: Representatives of several ethnicities were
pertaining to or characteristic of a people, especially a group (ethnic group)
sharing a common and distinctive culture, religion, language, or the like. 2.
A person's ethnicity is their ethnic traits, classification, or association. If your
ethnicity is Italian, you might speak Italian in the home and eat Italian food. Or you
is a concept referring to a shared culture and way of life. This can be reflected in language, religion, material culture such as clothing and food, and cultural products such as music and art. Ethnicity
is often a major source of social cohesion... More »
Define ethnicity: ethnic quality or affiliation—usage, synonyms, more.
of or relating to races or large groups of people who have the same customs,
religion, origin, etc. : associated with or belonging to a particular race or group of
The traditional definition of race and ethnicity is related to biological and
sociological factors respectively. Race refers to a person's physical
characteristics, such ...
ethnicity (plural ethnicities). The common characteristics of a group of people. [
quotations ▽] ... Translations. [show ▽]The characteristics of an ethnic
This lesson introduces concepts important to understanding race and ethnicity.
First, a distinction is made between 'race' and 'ethnicity.' Next,...