ethnic minority

This page is about the collocation ethnic minority

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

a group of people living in a country in which most other people are from another culture or race

For example

  • Ethnic minorities have contributed a great deal to the culture of Great Britain.

  • How did indigenous Australians become an ethnic minority in their own country?

Note:
Related collocations include "ethnic group", "ethnic community" and "racial minority"

Quick Quiz

If you're part of an ethnic minority, most people in your country

a. don't speak your ancestors' language

b. don't speak the same language

c. don't want to speak to you

Contributor: Matt Errey