n. A suburban area that draws a large number of immigrants from the same ethnic group. Also: ethno-burb.
ethnoburbia n.

Example Citations:
Wong knew the Somerville neighbourhood was made up of what researchers called "ethno-burbs" — areas with clusters of Chinese-born residents.
—Andrew Stone, "Where there's a will, there's a shopping centre," New Zealand Herald, April 13, 2011

LYDEN: Talk to me about this word ethnoburb, which I think was coined by an academic to define what's happening in the greater metropolitan area to California and other...Californian cities...

Mr. YANG: [I]t's really interesting, because when we think about ethnic enclaves think of places that people have to be because...they can't speak the language, because...they need certain services that are clustered together by definition. But ethnoburbs are essentially enclaves of choice....So...these ethnoburbs are suburban areas that have become gravitational clusters for Asian-American immigrants, in some cases Latino immigrants.
—Jacki Lyden and Jeff Yang, "Shop Talk," National Public Radio, March 25, 2011

Earliest Citation:
—Wei Li, "Los Angeles' Chinese Ethnoburb: Evolution of Ethnic Community and Economy," Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, March 15, 1995


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