ethno-, ethn- +

(Greek: people, race, tribe, nation; group of people living together; community, family)

ethnagogue
Someone who leads a nation or a leader of a nation.
ethnarch (s) (noun), ethnarchs (pl)
A governor of a nation or people; a ruler over a province.
ethnarchy (s) (noun), ethnarchies (pl)
The dominion of a country or state by a leader of a province or division of an intermediate level between a municipality and a region: The ethnarchy is a political unit that is of insufficient size to be considered a kingdom or nation.
ethnic (adjective), more ethnic, most ethnic
1. A reference to social groups who share cultural bonds: Ethnic characteristics involve such features as religious, national, etc. or physical and racial characteristics.
2. Designating the physical and cultural traits that distinguish those of one society or larger human group from members of other such people: Joan played the violin in an orchestra with many people from different ethnic backgrounds from around the world.
3. Etymology: from Latin ethnic(us), "pagan", from Greek ethnikos, "peculiar to a nation", from Greek ethn(os), "a nation, a people".
Relating to races or people with certain features.
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ethnically
With respect to ethnicity; such as, "the neighborhood is ethnically diverse".

An ethnic group is a human population whose members identify with each other, usually on the basis of a presumed common genealogy or ancestry. Ethnic groups are also usually united by common cultural, behavioral, linguistic, or religious practices.

ethnicism
The religions of the Gentile nations of antiquity; the common characteristics of these as contrasted with Hebraism and Christianity.
ethnicity
1. Belonging to an ethnic group.
2. Ethnic traits in general.
ethnicon
The name of a cultural group.
ethnics
The plural form of ethnic which is considered to be distinctive of the ways of living that have been built up by different groups of people.
ethno
A derogatory term for "migrant" or a descendant of a migrant to Australia.
ethnoarchaeology, ethnoarcheology
1. The branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people and their cultures.
2. The use of archaeological/archeological techniques and data to study living cultures; especially, current or recent aboriginal groups; such as, the Inuit or Bushmen.

The study of contemporary cultures with a view to understanding the behavioral relationships which underlie the production of material culture. It is the use of archaeological techniques and data to study these living cultures and the use of ethnographic data to inform the examination of the archaeological record.

It is a relatively new branch of the discipline, followed particularly in America. It seeks to compare the patterns recognized in the material culture from archaeological contexts with patterns yielded through the study of living societies.

The ethnoarchaeologist is particularly concerned with the manufacture, distribution, and use of artifacts, the remains of various processes that might be expected to survive, and the interpretation of archaeological material in the light of the ethnographic information.

Less materially oriented questions; such as, technological development, subsistence strategies, and social evolution are also compared in archaeology and ethnology under the general heading of ethnographic analogy.

ethnobiological
An adjective modifying studies related to ethnobiology.
ethnobiologist
Someone who is a specialist in the study of ethnobiology or the study of ethnic groups as they are affected by the biological factors in their environment.
ethnobiology
1. The biological study of human races.
2. The study of ethnic groups as they are affected by the biological factors in their environment.
3. The study of the way various cultural groups make use of or interact with the animals and plants of their environment.

Pointing to a page about ethnobiology. An ethnobiologist who is working to preserve the skills of native medicine men (shamans) in South America.


ethnobiomedical
A descriptive reference to ethnobiomedicine.

Related "people, human" word units: anthropo-; demo-; ochlo-; popu-; publi-.