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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.
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ethnicity

Vox populi Racial status–ie, African American, Asian, Caucasian, Hispanic
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