GRE Word List

ETHNIC

of or relating to large groups of people classed according to common racial, national, tribal, religious, linguistic, or cultural origin or background

The meaning of the word ethnic is of or relating to large groups of people classed according to common racial, national, tribal, religious, linguistic, or cultural origin or background.

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