ETHNIC GROUP By Nugent, Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 The major social group with a common identity based on history, culture, language and sometimes religion. Not equivalent to a race. ETHNIC GROUP: "Joe's friend Zarita and her family belong to the Goa ethnic group in western India." Related Psychology Terms RACIAL IDENTITY CULTURAL GENOCIDE EXTRINSIC RELIGION SOCIETY CULTURAL SENSITIVITY MULTICULTURALISM 1 ROLE CONFUSION MARGINAL ETHNIC DRIFT RACISM Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "ETHNIC GROUP," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/ethnic-group/ (accessed January 19, 2019).