What Does The Word Genocide Literally Mean?


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Oddman answered
The word "genocide" was coined in 1944. It combines the Greek word "genos" (race) with the Latin word "cide" (killing). (As such, it has no literal meaning in any one language other than the definition it is given.)

Genocide as defined by the United Nations in 1948 means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group, including:
(a) killing members of the group
(b) causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group
(c) deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part
(d) imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group
(e) forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.
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Hello Boss answered
Genocide is the extermination of an entire race or culture such as Adolph Hitler attempted with the Jews.
The word literally means killing of a huge number of people of a particular ethnic community. Example would be killing of the jews.

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