- The systematic killing of substantial numbers of people on the basis of ethnicity, religion, political opinion, social status, or other particularity.
- Acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, race, racial or religious group.
Etymology: Coined in 1944 from genos ("race," "kind") and -cide, from -cidere, "to kill".
- Dutch: genocide, volkerenmoord
- French: génocide
- German: Ví¶lkermord , Genozid
- Italian: genocidio
- Spanish: genocidio
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