ethnic tensions

This page is about the collocation ethnic tensions

collocation pattern: adjective + noun


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.

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

Quick Quiz

Ethnic tensions can lead to

a. ethnic communities

b. ethnic violence

c. ethnic clothing
a) ethnic communities b) ethnic violence c) ethnic clothing

Contributor: Matt Errey