ethnic cleansing

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ethnic cleansing

Euphemistic the violent removal by one ethnic group of other ethnic groups from the population of a particular area: used esp of the activities of Serbs against Croats and Muslims in the former Yugoslavia
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Farmers accuse the Sudanese government of backing the militia in an effort to ethnically cleanse the area of black Africans - allegations the government denies.
The Sudanese government admits mobilising "self-defence militias" following rebel attacks but denies any links to the groups accused of trying to ethnically cleanse large swathes of territory of black Africans.
He objects to those who would ``socially engineer,integrate or ethnically cleanse us into something that we are not'' - presumably into Welsh people.
Neil McEvoy, who represents the Riverside area, which has a large Muslim population, said: "Can anyone explain why Sharon is permitted to ethnically cleanse Palestine of its indigenous population?
The indictments carry genocide charges and claim that the Operation Storm was planned to ethnically cleanse 150,000 Serbs from Croatia,' Mr Budisa said.
The continuous vicious colonial attempts to erase the Palestinian identity, to ethnically cleanse the people of Palestine and to humiliate their dignity at the hands of Israel is not only one dark chapter is history, but a daily life under humiliation, oppression and occupation for each and every Palestinian.
SIR - There is little doubt that a small group in Wales including some politicians and members of the press and media are determined to social-engineer or even ethnically cleanse the people in Wales into a single tribal group, modelled on their own perception of Welshness.
All of the government plans aim to ethnically cleanse the area.
Maybe they are blue-collar workers on modest incomes like myself who fear for the future of our language, who feel enriched on hearing the language being spoken, who feel a tingle in the spine that despite eight centuries of attempts to ethnically cleanse us of our language and identity, we are still here
Ashrawi also called on the international community "to think in an integrated way and not to put Palestine on the back burner knowing that Israel is using this time to expand its illegal settlement enterprise, steal more Palestinian land, and ethnically cleanse Palestinian communities, among other violations.
The people of Palestine can no longer afford to wait as Israel succeeds with its extreme and escalating policies to Judaize Jerusalem and to ethnically cleanse it of its indigenous Muslim and Christian Palestinian residents, among other violations of international law.
Former Yugoslav leader Milosevic is accused of deliberately destroying the historic port - known as the Jewel of the Adriatic - as part of his plans to ethnically cleanse Croats and non-Serbs from the area.