The term ethnicity may be defined as “identity with or membership in a particular racial, national, or cultural group and observance of that group's customs, beliefs, and language”.
Examples of ethnic groups are:
- Tamil speaking population in Sri Lanka
- Aborigines of America, usually called Red Indians
- Dravidians and Aryans in ancient India
Ethnicity is a term that refers to the history and should, in fact, have nothing to do with the present-day. However, ethnic clashes is not uncommon in this world. People fight with each other in the name of ethnicity. This division among people serves no purpose other than providing room for hatred and violence.