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Overview page. Subjects: Law — Science and Mathematics.

A word with several meanings. In public health, it usually means a specified societal group that may be small in numbers and therefore considered to have limited political influence, such...

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Minorities

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Islam. 2563 words.

[This entry contains two subentries: Minorities in Muslim Societies Muslim Minorities in Non-Muslim Countries.]

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Minorities

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

March 2009; p ublished online November 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Society and Culture; Islam.

[This entry contains two subentries: Minorities in Muslim Societies Muslim Minorities in Non-Muslim Societies]

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Minorities

Kristin Henrard.

in International Law

P ublished online March 2012 .

Article. Subjects: International Law; International Courts and Tribunals; Private International Law and Conflict of Laws; Public International Law. 32195 words.

Although there is still no generally agreed-upon definition of the concept “minority,” it has become clear that most indigenous peoples also qualify as minorities (while having some extra...

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Minorities

Overview page. Subjects: Islam.

More than a third of the world's 1.2 billion Muslims live as political and religious minorities. Early Islamic history yields two models for Muslim minorities to follow: the Meccan model,...

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minorities

Edited by John P. Grant and J. Craig Barker.

in Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: International Law. 489 words.

While treaty stipulations guaranteeing certain rights to minorities date back to the time of the Reformation, the movement to protect

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minority

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 335 words.

1 Minority has meanings at the other end of the scale of magnitude from *majority. Like majority it

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Minorities

Patrick Wolfe, Zvi Ben-Dor Benite and Kirsten Refsing.

in Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 3938 words.

[This entry includes three subentries, an overview and discussions of minority nationalities in China and in Japan.]

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minority

Edited by Robert Allen.

in Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 362 words.

1 Minority has meanings at the other end of the scale of magnitude from majority, and is likewise treated

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minority

Peter Moles and Nicholas Terry.

in The Handbook of International Financial Terms

January 1997; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services. 73 words.

Less than 50%. This can apply to a situation such as when only a minority of the firm's common stock

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minorities

Javaid Rehman.

in The New Oxford Companion to Law

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 1584 words.

Minorities, as collective entities, exist in varied forms and sizes. There are ethnic, linguistic, cultural, racial, religious, sociological, political, and

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