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eth·nic group

(eth'nik grūp),
A social group characterized by a distinctive social and cultural tradition maintained from generation to generation, a common history and origin, and a sense of identification with the group; members have distinctive features in their way of life, shared experiences, and often a common genetic heritage; these features may be reflected in their experience of health and disease.

ethnic group

[eth′nik]
a population of individuals organized on the basis of an assumed common cultural origin.

ethnic group

Social medicine A group whose members (1) have a sense of common origins; (2) claim a common and distinctive Hx and destiny; (3) possess one or more dimensions of collective cultural individuality; (4) have a sense of unique collective solidarity. See Cultural awareness, Race.

eth·nic group

(eth'nik grūp)
A social group characterized by a distinctive social and cultural tradition maintained from generation to generation, a common history and origin, and a sense of identification with the group.

eth·nic group

(eth'nik grūp)
Social group characterized by distinctive social and cultural tradition maintained from generation to generation, common history and origin, and sense of identification with group; may be reflected in experience of health and disease.

ethnic group,

n a population of individuals organized around an assumption of common cultural origin.
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Midland MPs are backing British Sikhs in their campaign for full recognition as a distinct ethnic group.
Traditional African religions did not survive as religious systems because of a number of demographic factors, such as African-European ratios, the size of African importations into given areas, and the conscious intention of North American slave traders and slaveholders to separate persons belonging to given ethnic groups.
Two factors which have been studied extensively in relation to multicultural populations in the schools include ethnic identity (Phinney, 1990; Pugh & Hart, 1999), which involves finding a sense of belonging to an ethnic group and the thoughts, perceptions, feelings, and behaviors which go along with that particular ethnic group (Phinney; Rotheram, & Phinney, 1987) and acculturation, defined as the process of adapting to a new culture as a result of changes in cultural attitudes, values, and behaviors resulting from contact with two or more distinct cultures (Barlow, Taylor, & Lambert, 2000; Fuertes & Westbrook, 1996; Garret-t, 1999; Park & Harrison, 1995).
This was not a case of ethnic cleansing (expelling an ethnic group to create an ethnically pure enclave) that might involve mass killing, which was more what happened in Iraq and Bosnia.
With western Washington's humid forests and mild temperatures, floral greens regenerate rapidly, and harvesters from all ethnic groups could be part of an ecologically sustainable trade there.
Educators disagree, first, over which groups should be included in multicultural plans--racial and ethnic groups, certainly, but what about regional, social class, gender, disability, religious, language, and sexual orientation groupings" (p.
Further analyses deal with the concentration of various ethnic groups in specific occupations and the detailed inspection of labour force position (e.
that allow us to describe an ethnic group in genetic terms: by the
For example, readers (and especially teachers) more interested in a multicultural study of folklore and literature will find the inclusion of several ethnic groups in the same book exciting and practical.
Given the massive potential payoff, successful ethnic altruism is always adaptive for every member of an ethnic group; indeed, the quantitative logic implies that for the vast majority, successfully advancing the interests of one's ethnic group has a much greater payoff than investing in one's own genealogical family.
The trend is likely be stronger for more recent, non-European immigrants than any other ethnic group.
BMA experts say the sci-fi horror could be used to wipe out a region inhabited by an ethnic group and warns it will be easy to make in labs.

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