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The basic definition of a minority is numerical. It is the smaller number of persons or the smaller part of a group, as in the lesser number of persons voting for a choice not selected in a democratic process of decision.

1. In Sociological Perspective

“Minority” is often used in a sociological sense, usually for a group that is a numerical/statistical minority within a larger society and that has identifiable characteristics (such as age, giftedness, r…

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Krych, Margaret A., “Minorities”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 05 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_M523>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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