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ethnicity

 [eth-nis´ĭ-te]
affiliation due to shared linguistic, racial, or cultural background; intrinsic elements of one's heritage acquired from one's socially defined forebears that are based on perceptions of cultural differences among groups living in close proximity.

ethnicity

Vox populi Racial status–ie, African American, Asian, Caucasian, Hispanic
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all responses to the ethnicities Maori, Pacific peoples or Asian recorded for the 2006 census (this is a total count where no prioritisation occurs)
prioritised responses to the ethnicities Maori, Pacific peoples or Asian reported in the 2006 roll return.
There were 303,434 young adolescents included in the roll return (8), and because reported ethnicities are prioritised, there were also 303,434 responses (Table 2).
Unlike other level 1 ethnicities in both the census and the roll return, prioritising the data does not affect the number of responses reported for Maori, because this ethnicity heads the prioritisation list.
Lebanese ethnicities are defined primarily in relation to the states of which they are a part and the primary schism there is shaped by the relationship between 'old' and 'new' communities.
However the post war exodus, with the increasing departure of Christian (especially Maronite) communities, has fragmented the Lebanese diaspora into communalism, which in turn assumes the form of ethnicities in the host society.
By running a computer program to match ethnicities marked by about 1,490 students on their SAT identification statement, San Diego found that 90 percent were white or Asian.
In terms of output data, in relation to individuals Statistics New Zealand has recommended no longer using ethnic prioritisation but instead using total counts or, where appropriate, main single and multiple combinations of ethnicities.
These dynamics will also affect the way in which individuals report their ethnicities and consequently the measurement of ethnicity within families.
For example, having information on the dynamics of ethnicities within families and households may help a better understanding of language retention and transmission.
8) One in five children who have Maori recorded as one of their ethnicities in single-parent households have a residential parent who is not Maori (Statistics New Zealand 2001).
The researchers summarize by stating that adolescents commonly have partners with different characteristics: Female adolescents commonly have partners of a different age, and Hispanics and adolescents of other ethnicities commonly have multiethnic relationships.