Ethnic Identity

Ethnic identity can be defined as the set of elements, such as language (dialect, register, or sublanguage), culture (myths, oral and written tradition, customs, rituals and rites, or festivities), geographical place (terrain or place, such as mountains, city, or village), and history (tradition or values), that is representative of an ethnic community. Ethnic identity is visible in both verbal and nonverbal forms of representation, such as language, stories, drawings, art, clothing, and songs. The types of representation can be categorized as follows. Verbal identity representation encompasses the words, phrases, and texts connected with a given ethnic group. Pictorial identity representation is linked to using pictures and drawings to represent a group. Audio identity representation includes songs, rhymes, and other pieces of music characteristic of a ...

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