An identity founded on the traditions of a particular racialized or nationally-oriented social group.
Relating to large groups of people classed according to common racial, national, tribal, religious, linguistic, or cultural origin or background.
Similar to race, ethnicity is a social and political construct used by individuals and communities to define themselves or others. Ethnicity is also a process, which is changed over time both by social conditions and individuals. Ethnicity tends to be based on a common culture, language, region or nationhood.
The Census Bureau collects and publishes data on ethnicity to determine compliance with provisions of anti-discrimination in employment and minority recruitment legislation, and to ensure enforcement of bilingual education rules under the Voting Rights Act. There were two questions on ethnicity in the 1990 Census. On the short form, respondents were asked whether or not they were of Hispanic origin while on the long form respondents were asked that question and were also asked to write in their own ancestry or ethnic origin, such as German, Thai, Ukrainian, etc. These data are based upon the respondent's self-perception of his or her ethnic identity.
the state of belonging to a human group that shares some racial characteristics, a sense of identity and belonging, and a particular heritage and set of traditions
Identification with, and feeling part of, an ethnic group, and exclusion from certain other groups because of this affiliation.
The ethnic group or groups to which a student belongs. A student may nominate up to three ethnic categories. For statistical purposes, each student is classified only by one ethnic group according to a standard hierarchical order (as defined by the Statistics New Zealand Standard Classification of Ethnicity). In some tables, the individual ethnic categories have been combined to form broad ethnic groups.
(Spanish/Hispanic/Latino) The data on the Spanish/Hispanic/Latino population -- the only group categorized as an ethnicity by the Census Bureau -- were derived from answers to a question that was asked of all people. Spanish/Hispanic/Latino is a self-designated classification for people whose origins are from Spain, the Spanish-speaking countries of Central or South America, the Caribbean, or those identifying themselves generally as Spanish, Spanish-American, etc. Origin can be viewed as ancestry, nationality, or country of birth of the person or person's parents or ancestors prior to their arrival in the United States. Spanish/Hispanic/Latino people may be of any race.
The International Reading Association defines ethnicity as affiliation with any of the large groups of people commonly classified by language, race, national or geographic origin, culture, or religion.
1. A social construct that divides people into smaller social groups based on characteristics such as shared sense of group membership, values, behavioral patterns, language, political and economic interests, history and ancestral geographical base. 2. A quality assigned to a specific group of people historically connected by a common national origin or language. Ethnic classification is used for identification rather than differentiation.
The cultural heritage or identity of a group based on factors such as language or country of origin.
Membership in a subgroup within an environment dominated by another culture.
Common qualities or affiliation with large groups of people classed according to common racial, national, tribal, religious, linguistic, or cultural origin or background.
Primary ethnic background as voluntarily self-reported by the student. Does not include international students, who are all classified as international. Some missing data.
(Type: field, Internal name: eth) Code for the inmate's recorded race or ethnicity.
Ethnic affiliation or distinctiveness; belonging to a particular group by descent, language or culture rather than by nationality.
Group of people that can be identified within a larger culture or society on the basis of such factors as religion, ancestry, or language.
A person's ethnic background or character
For OPTN data purposes, the use of categories such as White; Black or African-American; Hispanic; Asian, or Native Hawaiian; or Other, which includes American Indian, Alaskan Native, Mid-East or Arabian, or Indian sub-Continent. In collection and analysis of OPTN data, race and ethnicity are defined separately and are not considered mutualy exclusive. See also Race.
Race classification as mandated by IPEDS. Non-US-citizens are classified as "Foreign" regardless of their ethnic group.
the applicant is asked to choose one of the following: Not Spanish/Hispanic/Latino/Latina or Spanish/Hispanic/Latino/Latina If they indicate they are Hispanic, they can then select one or more of the following: Cuban Mexican American, Chicano / Chicana Puerto Rican Other Ethnic More details on http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/fedreg/ombdir15.html
Refers to the characteristics, traits and behaviors of groups whose members share a common identity, often minorities in a society.
Based on perceived common origins that people share a specific ancestry and culture that mark them as different from others.
The cultural practices, language, cuisine and traditions used to distinguish groups of persons - not biological or physical differences.
an ethnic quality or affiliation resulting from racial or cultural ties; "ethnicity has a strong influence on community status relations"
a group of people of common race or religion or who speak the same language
Social grouping based on common national origin or common language. The Office of Management and Budget defines Hispanics (or Latinos) as people of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race. The Office of Management and Budget's Directive 15 states that the ethnicity category represents a social-political construct designed for collecting data on the race and ethnicity of broad population groups in this country, and is not anthropologically or scientifically based.
The specific ethnic or racial group that the advertiser is attempting to reach and influence or the ethnic or racial identify of an actor or model in an advertisement.
the concept of an ethnic group forms the connection between culture and society. The term designates the social group which sets itself apart from other groups on account of specific cultural traits, not only in a few details-food, clothing-but also in a complex of fundamental options-cosmogony, system of values, political organization. Every person shares culture at different levels from local to regional, national and beyond.
The classification of a population that shares common characteristics, such as, religion, traditions, culture, language, and tribal or national origin.
See "Hispanic ethnicity."
Ethnicity refers to a shared cultural background, often defined as including a common language, a long shared history, a common geographical origin or common ancestry, a common language and literature and a common religion. Every person, irrespective of where they came from and where they are currently living has an ethnicity. It is therefore inappropriate to use the term â€œethnic communityâ€.
Identity with or membership in a particular racial, national, religious, or cultural group, and observance of that group's customs, beliefs, and language.
pertaining to or characteristic of a people, speech, race, culture group, origin, classification
Ethnicity is a broad social category that addresses one's perceived membership in a larger group based on characteristics such as religious, cultural, or national background. Whereas one's race is generally “determined” by specific physical traits, ethnicity typically implies a somewhat more conscious and flexible affiliation with a particular group. Like race, however, the concept of ethnicity has often been used to discriminate against groups based on stereotypical perceptions of their common attitudes or attributes.
Applicants are asked to record their ethnic origin on the UCAS application form. Provision of this information is voluntary and it is not passed to institutions until after the selection process. Ethnicity is published in detail (Ethnic origin) or summarised into broad groupings (Ethnic group). Ethnicity data are only available for home (UK domiciled) applicants. There have been a number of changes to the Ethnic origin classifications between 2001 and 2005 entry, including the division of White into British/Irish/Scottish/Other and the introduction of other groupings such as mixed and Chinese. Direct comparisons between the years are therefore not recommended.
The cultural differences existing that characterize a group of people.
A person's identification or affiliation that results from racial or cultural ties.
Cultural group's sense of identification associated with the group's common social and cultural heritage.
Ethnicity is a social construction that indicates identification with a particular group which is often descended from common ancestors. Members of the group share common cultural traits (such as language, religion, and dress) and are an identifiable minority within the larger nation-state. In Latin America, it often refers to Indians and Africans, although perhaps everyone has some type of ethnic identity.
Subject's ethnicity: Select "Hispanic/Latino" or "Not Hispanic or Latino". Hispanic or Latino is defined as: a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term, "Spanish origin," can be used in addition to "Hispanic or Latino." See also OMB Standards for Federal Race and Ethnicity Data.
a basis for social categories that are rooted in socially perceived differences in national origin, language, and/or religion.
A grouping of people based on some common cultural trait such as language, ancestral origin, custom, or social viewpoint. As with race, ethnicity is reported by self classification.
(1) ethnic character, background, or affiliation, (2) an ethnic group.
Referring to a shared sense of common religion, race, national, and/or cultural identity.
A strict definition of an ethnic group is a group regarded as a distinct community by virtue of certain essential characteristics - a shared history which distinguishes it from other groups and a cultural tradition of its own. Sikhs and Gypsies are examples. However, it has come to have a broader meaning and the expression "ethnic monitoring" is used in reference to groups defined by colour, race or national origin as well.
refers to the cultural commonalities of members of a group who claim reference to common origins and who operate in the context of a wider social system.
A person’s ethnicity refers to that individual’s affiliation with a particular cultural tradition that may be national (French) or regional (Sicilian) in character. Ethnicity differs from race in that ethnicity is a sociological concept whereas race is a biological phenomenon.
A sense of being different than other groups because of cultural tradition, ancestry, national origin, history, or religion.
Reference to a person's membership in a distinct cultural or national group. Many citizens maintain strong ties both to their country of origin and their ethnic group.
Refers to the classification of people into groups on the basis of a common attribute such as national origin, ancestry, language, religion, or race. While all members of a population can be classified on these attributes the term ethnic group is most often used with respect to minority groups.
Refers to membership of in a culturally- and geographically defined group that may share language, cultural practises, religion, or other aspects. Examples include Italian, Kurdish, and Bantu. People of the same race can be of different ethnicities. For example, Asians can be Japanese, Korean, Thai, or many other ethnicities.
The cultural practices, language, cuisine, and traditions — not biological or physical differences — used to distinguish groups of people.- Back
The ethnic group or groups to which a student belongs. A parent or guardian normally identifies ethnicity of children at the pre-school level. Ethnicity of students at school level is either self-identified or identified by a parent or guardian. Students at tertiary level usually self-identify their ethnic group or groups.
Classification of humans based on shared cultural heritage, such as place of birth, language, customs, etc.
Applicants are asked to record their ethnic origin on the UCAS application form. Provision of this information is voluntary and it is not passed to institutions until after the selection process. Ethnicity is published in detail (Ethnic origin) or summarised into broad groupings (Ethnic group). Ethnicity data are only available for home (UK domiciled) applicants. Ethnic origin classifications changed for 2001 entry, resulting in the division of White into British/Irish/Other and the introduction of mixed groupings. Two additional White ethnic origins have been introduced for 2003 entry: White Scottish and Irish Traveller.
A group of people having common customs, characteristics, culture, language, etc.
The characteristics of a given ethnic or people group.
Belonging to or deriving from the cultural racial, religious, language or beliefs of a particular group of people or country.
identity with one's ethnic group.
a set of characteristics which result in a distinctive culture, in which a group of people share. In the United States, ethnicity is a term that is somewhat flexible in meaning, but generally refers to a subset of the national culture in which people share one of more of the following characteristics: race, nationality, religion, ancestry, or language. Ethnicity sometimes refers to the group of people, as well as the culture itself
The multiplicity of beliefs, behaviors and traditions held in common by a group of people bound by particular linguistic, historical, geographical, religious and/or racial homogeneity. Ethnic diversity is the variation of such groups and the presence of a number of ethnic groups within one society or nation. The word ethnic is often used to denote non-dominant of less powerful cultural identities in Canada.