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ethnic minority

noun
1.
an immigrant or racial group regarded by those claiming to speak for the cultural majority as distinct and unassimilated
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  • The national media has been rooting for Haley, who would be the first woman and first ethnic minority governor of South Carolina.

    A GOP Star Falters John Avlon October 15, 2010
Contemporary definitions for ethnic minority
noun

a group that has different cultural traditions from the main population

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