Ancestry and Race


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Ancestry noun – The line of ancestors from whom a person is descended.
Usage example: a Cambodian immigrant who can trace her Khmer ancestry as far back as the 16th century

Race is a synonym for ancestry in origin topic. In some cases you can use "Race" instead a noun "Ancestry", when it comes to topics like stock, breed, lineage, family history.
Nearby Words: ancestor, ancestral, ancestress
Synonyms for Ancestry


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Race noun – A group of persons who come from the same ancestor.
Ancestry is a synonym for race in origin topic. Sometimes you can use "Ancestry" instead a noun "Race", if it concerns topics such as stock, breed, lineage.
Nearby Words: raced, racing, racist, racism, racer
Synonyms for Race

How words are described

mortal mortal ancestry mortal race
common common ancestry common race
complete complete ancestry complete race
alien alien ancestry alien race
Other adjectives: current, noble, native, actual, entire, famous, white, ancient, mixed, last, non-human.

Both words in one sentence

  • The Bretons are considered a race of men, but their elven ancestry manifests as having the highest racial aptitude for magic of all men races.
  • Non-Human Humanoid Hybrid As his official race is tiefling (a mortal with demonic ancestry two or more generations away), his mother may have been a half-demon of indeterminate race or another tiefling.
  • A person's race can be determined a number of ways, including ancestry, appearance, and self-identification.
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