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General words for races and nationalities

Aryan

adjective

used for describing people from northern Europe, especially tall people with blonde hair and blue eyes. This word is connected with Nazi theories of race.

black

adjective

belonging or relating to a race of people with dark skin, especially people whose families were originally from Africa

Coloured

noun

someone who has one parent or grandparent who is white and one who is not

ethnic

noun

someone who belongs to an ethnic group that lives somewhere where most people are from a different race or country

ethnic minority

noun

a group of people with the same culture and traditions who live in a place where most people have a different culture and different traditions

full-blooded

adjective

having parents who both belong to the same race

minority

noun

someone who is a member of a minority group

multiracial

adjective

including or involving people of many different races

nation

noun

a group of people who share the same culture and languages but do not have their own country

nationality

noun

a group of people who have the same race, language, or culture

race

noun

a group of people who are similar because they have the same skin colour or other physical features

race

noun

a group of people who are similar because they speak the same language or have the same history or customs

white

adjective

a white person belongs to a race of people with pale skin

white

adjective

relating to white people, or consisting of white people

white

noun

someone who belongs to a race of people with pale skin

non-white

noun

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