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What does the word ethnic signify?
1. Social division on shared culture
2. Careful calculation of gains and losses
3. A violent conflict between the opposite groups
4. Different religions

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : Social division on shared culture

The correct answer is Social division on shared culture.

  • The word ETHNIC is denoted as a social division based on culture and language.

  • The word Ethnic originates from Greek which means ‘nation’ and ‘people’.
  • Groups of people who belong to specific areas and the same culture are called ethnic groups.
  • People who shifted from one country to another bring their distinctive traditions with them including language, food, lifestyle, and music.
  • It represents a race or group of people who have a culture that is different from the main culture of a country.
  • It is supposed that peoples who belong to the same ethnic group believe in their common descent because of similarities of physical type or culture or both.

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