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ethnic, immigrant, migrant, Mediterranean, Italian, Italy

Auslan SignbankDictionary#62 ethnic1a
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As a Noun: 1. A person whose country of origin, background, or culture is not Anglo-Australian, especially someone from southern Europe bordering the Mediterranean Sea. 2. A person who moves from one country to another to live and work, particularly a person who moves to Australia. English = migrant, immigrant. 3. A country in southern Europe, called Italy. As a Verb or Adjective: 1. In Australia, to have a country of origin, background, or culture that is not Anglo-Australian. English = (be) ethnic. 2. To be connected with or relating to different racial or cultural groups of people. English = (be) ethnic. 3. To come from or relate to countries in the south of Europe, on the Mediterranean Sea. English = (be) Mediterranean. 4. To come from or relate to Italy. English = (be) Italian. Note: 1. The other sign listed in this dictionary for ‘Italy/Italian’ appears to be more commonly used in today’s Auslan-using community.