The state is just too culturally liberal and too ethnically diverse.
Many national and international media outlets jumped to the conclusion that the violence was religious or ethnically based.
Payback against those accused of practicing sorcery is a deep-set custom in some parts of the ethnically diverse nation.
Daniel is ethnically Jewish, his nationality is Jewish—he is insistent on this point, but also that he is a Jewish Christian.
Momoa, physically imposing and ethnically ambiguous, is well suited to drag the role into the 21st century.
They speak a Tatar language, but some authorities think that they are ethnically a Finnish tribe transformed by Tatar influence.
If the town were ethnically in contact with Italy we would recognize the right of the majority.
Geographically and ethnically it was, like the empire itself, a meeting-ground of north and south, east and west.
ethnically they are related to the Crees, but they have always been difficult to approach.
ethnically, much remains to be done, and every day that goes by produces some deterioration of native life and custom.
late 14c., Scottish, "heathen, pagan," and having that sense first in English; as an adj. from late 15c. from Latin ethnicus, Greek ethnikos, from ethnos "band of people living together, nation, people," properly "people of one's own kind," from PIE *swedh-no-, suffixed form of root *s(w)e- (see idiom).
In Septuagint, Greek ta ethne translates Hebrew goyim, plural of goy "nation," especially of non-Israelites, hence "Gentile nation" (see goy). Sense of "peculiar to a race or nation" is attested from 1851, a return to the word's original meaning; that of "different cultural groups" is 1935; and that of "racial, cultural or national minority group" is American English 1945; ethnic cleansing is attested from 1991.
Although the term 'ethnic cleansing' has come into English usage only recently, its verbal correlates in Czech, French, German, and Polish go back much further. [Jerry Z. Muller, "Us and Them: The Enduring Power of Ethnic Nationalism," Foreign Affairs, March/April 2008]