Eth·nic Eth·nic·al a.
1. Belonging to races or nations; based on distinctions of race; ethnological.
2. Pertaining to the gentiles, or nations not converted to Christianity; heathen; pagan; -- opposed to Jewish and Christian.
adj : denoting or deriving from or distinctive of the ways of
living built up by a group of people; "influenced by
ethnic and cultural ties"- J.F.Kennedy; "ethnic food"
[syn: cultural, ethnic]