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An ethnic group is broadly defined as a population whose members identify with one another as distinct from others. This usually occurs through a perceived common history, and often also includes shared culture, race, religion, or language.
- Maybury-Lewis 2002: 47.
Sources and Further Reading
- Barth, Fredrik, ed. 1969. Ethnic Groups and Boundaries: The Social Organization of Cultural Difference. Boston: Little, Brown and Company.
- Maybury-Lewis, David. 2002. Indigenous Peoples, Ethnic Groups, and the State. Boston: Allyn & Bacon. ISBN 0205337465