ethnoburb

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ethno- +‎ burb, coined in 1997 by Dr. Wei Li.

Noun[edit]

ethnoburb (plural ethnoburbs)

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  1. (US) A suburban residential and business area with a notable cluster of a particular ethnic minority population.
    • 2009 August 31, Patricia Leigh Brown, “Invisible Immigrants, Old and Left With ‘Nobody to Talk To’”, in New York Times[1]:
      Immigrant elders leave a familiar home, some without electricity or running water, for a multigenerational home in communities like Fremont that demographers call ethnoburbs.