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ethnic tensions

This page is about the collocation ethnic tensions

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

bad feelings between people from different races or ethnic groups

For example

  • Disputes over water sources made ethnic tensions even worse.

  • Many twentieth-century wars were fuelled by ethnic tensions.

Note:
Related collocations include "ethnic strife" and "ethnic violence"

Quick Quiz

Ethnic tensions can lead to

a. ethnic communities

b. ethnic violence

c. ethnic clothing

Contributor: Matt Errey