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Ethnic Cleansing

The phrase 'Ethnic Cleansing' is used to describe the violent removal of one ethnic group or several ethnic groups by another group.

Example of Use: “Horrific ethnic cleansing took place during World War II.”

Interesting fact about Ethnic Cleansing

Although the process has been engaged in for millennia, the term 'ethnic cleansing' entered the English language during the Balkan wars of the 1990s.