We the People: Ethnos – 10 Words


people of the same race or nationality who share a distinctive culture

The Ethnos must be defined, like a species of natural history, by a rehearsal of a series of its characteristics, not by one alone.Brinton, Daniel Garrison

distinctive of the ways of living of a group of people

For many, it’s about belonging and community, a matter of ethnic or familial solidarity rather than theological creed.The Guardian (Sep 25, 2015)

denoting or deriving from or distinctive of the ways of living built up by a group of people

The Middle East, mired in religious, political and ethnical conflicts, is in the eyes of Washington more of a hopeless case than a strategic asset.US News (Jun 1, 2015)

an affiliation resulting from racial or cultural ties

Sir, we are a pluralistic society of many races, ethnicities and creeds.Washington Post (Sep 22, 2015)

scientific description of individual human societies

This capital city in the state of Amazonas is situated within the world’s biggest rain forest, making this region a treasure of ethnography and biodiversity.Seattle Times (Jun 12, 2014)

branch of anthropology dealing with divisions of humankind

Nevertheless, this fallacious method has been followed in the domain of ethnology and politics with, as might be expected, bad results.Kingsley, Mary Henrietta

centered on a specific ethnic group, usually one’s own

“It just didn’t seem appropriate. It seemed like a reemphasizing of history and recognizing that to be very ethnocentric really diminishes us all.”Time (Oct 13, 2014)

involving several ethnic groups

Not since the days of the Holy Roman Empire has Europe seen such a multinational, multiethnic assemblage.The New Yorker (Jul 7, 2015)

the ruler of a province (as in the Roman Empire and Byzantine Empire) or certain religious rulers with secular authority

In the course of the struggle with the unfortunate ethnarch, the nobles had found it expedient to attach themselves to Rome.Wallace, Lewis
ethnic cleansing

the mass expulsion and killing of one ethnic or religious group in an area by another ethnic or religious group in that area

German lawmakers approved a resolution recognizing the genocide, calling it an “example in the history of mass extermination, ethnic cleansing, expulsion; yes, a genocide.”New York Times (Apr 24, 2015)

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