Definition of ethnolinguistic in US English:



  • See ethnolinguistics

    • ‘Various ethnolinguistic groups, with varying degrees of political organization, divided the highlands between them, sometimes at war, sometimes at peace.’
    • ‘Saturday school is an example of what parents can do to pass their language on to their children in lower ethnolinguistic vitality areas.’
    • ‘Political tensions arising from this ethnolinguistic division have largely faded as the Swedish-speaking minority has declined in size and assimilated through marriage with Finnish speakers.’
    • ‘Thailand often is portrayed as a culturally homogeneous country, but there are approximately seventy-five distinct ethnolinguistic groups.’
    • ‘Liberia's sixteen ethnolinguistic groups, although characterized as tribes, have never constituted unified, historically continuous political entities.’