Meaning of ethnocentrism

eth•no•cen•trism

Pronunciation: (eth"nō-sen'triz-um), [key]
— n.
  1. the belief in the inherent superiority of one's own ethnic group or culture.
  2. a tendency to view alien groups or cultures from the perspective of one's own.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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