Earliest use of "ethnic cleansing"

Paul McFedries mailinglists at LOGOPHILIA.COM
Wed Nov 6 19:38:50 UTC 2002

I no longer need the post mentioned below. The Foreign Affairs article from
which it quotes (which is what I really wanted) is available via LexisNexis.


----- Original Message -----
> While searching for "ethnic cleansing" in the archives, I came across the
> following post:
> http://listserv.linguistlist.org/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind9905A&L=ads-l&P=R1252
> It begins thusly:
> "This posting is more about history than about language, but it is a
> response to a posting about the earliest use of the term 'ethnic
> cleansing.'"
> I've searched and searched but I can't find the "posting about the
> use of the term 'ethnic cleansing'." Can anyone help me find that post, or
> send me a copy if you have it? Even better, does anyone have any
> about the earliest use of "ethnic cleansing," particularly anything that
> antedates the OED's 1991 cite?

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