- Ethnicity is defined as someone's cultural background or where they came from.
An example of ethnicity is Arab or Indian.
ethnicity definition by Webster's New World
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ethnic classification or affiliation
Origin: ethnic plush -ity
ethnicity definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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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.)