Etymology
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multicultural (adj.)

also multi-cultural, of a society, "consisting of varied cultural groups," by 1941; see multi- "many"+ culture (n.) + -al (1). At first often in a Canadian context. Picked up by U.S. education writers 1980s; widespread popular use from c. 1990.

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multiculturalism (n.)

" co-existence of diverse cultures in a society," 1965, from multicultural + -ism.

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