Ethnic character, background, or affiliation.(noun)
An ethnic group.(noun)
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Use "ethnicity" in a sentence
"Marrying within ethnicity is a way of moving beyond that, he said."
"You start off by saying racism is always about colour, correct, it's about race, then throw out a social construct term ethnicity from the Greek ethnos meaning nation or tribe which is not about race either but instead just social grouping of similarity."
"Excluding some citizens from running in elections because of their ethnicity is a ludicrously backward concept."