A social science term used to refer to members of designated social groupings that are differentiated or differentiable from mainstream society. Minority groups: experience discrimination and subordination; have physical and / or cultural traits that set them apart, and for which they are marginalised by the dominant group; have a shared sense of collective identity and common burdens; socially-shared rules about who belongs and who does not determine minority status; tend to marry within the group.[IAIA, 2015]

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