ethnic minority

Definitions of ethnic minority
  1. noun
    a group that has different national or cultural traditions from the majority of the population
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    Arab-Berbers, Berbers
    an ethnic minority descended from Berbers and Arabs and living in northern Africa
    an ethnic minority living on the Caspian Sea in southwestern Russia and Azerbaijan
    an ethnic minority of Polynesian and Melanesian descent who speak Maori and live in New Zealand
    an ethnic minority speaking Mayan languages and living in Yucatan and adjacent areas
    Pashtun, Pathan
    an ethnic minority speaking Pashto and living in northwestern Pakistan and southeastern Afghanistan
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    ethnic group, ethnos
    people of the same race or nationality who share a distinctive culture
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