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Greek, from ethnos, people. See s(w)e- in Indo-European Roots. Origin:, from Gk philía friendship, affinity; see -phile, -ia


ethnophilia (uncountable)

  1. Unnatural obsession with ethnicity or race.
    • 1994, Yuri Slezkine, "The USSR as a Communal Apartment, or How a Socialist State Promoted Ethnic Particularism," Slavic Review, Vol. 53, No. 2., 414-415 [1]
      "Non-Russian nationalism of all kinds appeared so natural and the Russian version of marxist universalism appeared so natural or so universalist, that most of these scholars failed to notice the chronic ethnophilia of the Soviet regime[...]"
    • 2000, Alberto Spektorowski, "The French New Right: Differentialism and the Idea of Ethnophilian Exclusionism," Polity, Vol. 33, No. 2., 293 [2]
      "This shift from National-Socialism and "racist ethnophobia" to cultural ethnophilia does not transform the New Right into a non-racist movement."