What Are Some Common Ethnicities?


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In the United States, the largest ethnic groups include Caucasian, Hispanic and African-American, according to the 2010 census. Other U.S. ethnic groups with a significant presence in the country include Asian, mixed or multi-ethnic, and Native American.

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What Are Some Common Ethnicities?
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An ethnic group is a collection of people defined by a common culture, making them differ from racial groups, which are commonly defined as having certain biological characteristics in common. Ethnic groups usually have a strong geographical component as well, as they are often used to refer to all the people that live in a given area and share some or all of a distinct set of cultural practices of that area.

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