Ethnicity is defined as someone's cultural background or where they came from.noun
An example of ethnicity is Arab or Indian.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Origin: ethnic + -ity
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- Ethnic character, background, or affiliation.
- An ethnic group.
ethnicity - Cultural Definition
Identity with or membership in a particular racial, national, or cultural group and observance of that group's customs, beliefs, and language.
- Many minority groups in the United States maintain strong ethnic identity; especially in cities, immigrants are often attracted to ethnic communities established by people from their own country, communities in which many traditional cultural features are maintained. (See melting pot.)