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ethnical

[eth-ni-kuh l] /ˈɛθ nɪ kəl/
adjective
1.
2.
of, pertaining to, or concerned with ethnology.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; ethnic + -al1
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  • Nonreligious people are the essential part of any ethnical group in bashkortostan.
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ethnic

/ˈɛθnɪk/
adjective
1.
relating to or characteristic of a human group having racial, religious, linguistic, and certain other traits in common
2.
relating to the classification of mankind into groups, esp on the basis of racial characteristics
3.
denoting or deriving from the cultural traditions of a group of people: the ethnic dances of Slovakia
4.
characteristic of another culture: the ethnic look, ethnic food
noun
5.
(mainly US & Austral) a member of an ethnic group, esp a minority group
Derived Forms
ethnically, adverb
ethnicity (ɛθˈnɪsɪtɪ) noun
Usage note
Referring to a person as an ethnic is broadly acceptable in the US, Australia and Canada, but could well cause offence in the UK and elsewhere
Word Origin
C14 (in the senses: heathen, Gentile): from Late Latin ethnicus, from Greek ethnikos, from ethnos race
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